A new garage from Salvaged Wood

July 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
BarkingDogs BarkingDogs, member
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My husband built us a garage last year almost entirely out of salvaged wood. We took the windows  and garage door came out out of a house. All of the lumber and siding was from a pole barn that was scheduled to be demolished. We did have to purchase the shingles. This garage was a gift for me.... and all my junk!'


The rain barrel was also his doing. It's actually a compost bin but I use a different system for my compost so he turned it into a rain catcher and added a faucet and hose to it.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Barking Dogs Flea Market Style
posted in: member junk, wood, outdoor spaces, white, green

Comments (9)

eliz2nd writes: wow oh wow! your husband did an amazing job your story couldnt help but remind me of the potting shed my hubby built (with a little help from me) using mainly recycled materials I think we are both lucky ladies enjoy your new space Posted: 9:45 pm on August 25th
alicemom writes: Wow-we-ZOW-zee! What a great use & save land fill & green too! smiles, alice Posted: 10:44 pm on July 23rd
SunnyGuy writes: What a great idea!!! That great hubby is sure making us guys look bad. (lol) May I recommend that everyone who uses any system to collect rain water from rain gutters to be sure to make a point of keeping those gutters clean! Do it often, keep them clean and dry. Stagnant water in your rain gutters encourages mosquitoes to lay eggs and they also carry West Nile Virus besides taking chunks out of me. These mosquitoes also love rain barrels that have holes in the top that haven't been secured tightly with nylon window/door screening, which also keeps animals, kids, and junk from falling into the barrel. Don't like cleaning gutters??? Well check this out, www.GutterClutterBuster.com and view the short video that shows you first hand an easier, faster, cleaner, and above all safer method of cleaning your gutters. Stay safe on the ground, while vacuuming all debris, wet or dry, out of your gutters. Its almost fun. Check it out....you be the judge. I love my Gutter Clutter Buster and hope others find this to be a better way to keep their gutters clean more often. Posted: 5:03 pm on July 23rd
suewhitney writes: Wowsers! What a fabulous gift. A garage for just you and your junk. Nice!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:33 am on July 23rd
RustyDiva writes: I love that you re-used almost everything and are tapping into our natural rain source!!! You go "green" girl. Very impressive. Posted: 11:33 am on July 23rd
monakent writes: WHOA!!!!! Very, very nice job. Awesome that this was done using salvaged wood. Sure wish I had something as nice for my studio/work area. Enjoy!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:24 am on July 23rd
PrimTracy writes: Your husband did a GREAT job and to think he did it all for small change. Now your 'junk' has a wonderful place to land. Posted: 10:01 am on July 23rd
CottageElements writes: What a wonderful hubby, you have! I'm soooo jealous. You should see my garage!! Ha! Would love to have my own place to store my junk. He did a great job!

Lani Posted: 9:45 am on July 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very impressive! And to think you had to PURCHASE those darn shingles. ;)

Props to you and your husband!
Candy Posted: 9:05 am on July 23rd
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