I have protected or refinished it, which you can read in THIS post.
And here is how I clean reclaimed wood prior to protecting. Which I still do with every strip I find!
But truth be told, I generally don’t protect it at all on most of my outdoor projects.
Most of the wood I find is just that… the found variety that isn’t worth very much. So if it rots outdoors, I really don’t mind. It makes me change things when that happens, which challenges me to make new things.
Much like this pallet wood walkway. Going on 4 years now!
Or this pallet wood chair. Still like brand new, but the patio roof is helping big time.
But not all outdoor reclaimed wood projects have made it. THIS pallet wood path bit the dust, which had to be removed and was made into THIS flowerbed instead. It happens.
But see? It created a pretty nice change!
In my line of work, changing stuff out is a good thing anyway, especially if it doesn’t really cost you anything.
Until it catches up on you… and rots before you are managing things… or it’s something you wish to keep around long term of course.
Here is my shed in its prime.
Here’s where things get a little rough. Ready?
Truth be told, I’ve been putting all my time trying to keep up with the front yard. Which has me failing the back yard. Which has me questioning why I even HAVE a yard most days!
I know I’m slowing down on this yard thing. Thing is, digging and lifting and moving this and that is getting a little harder on me. Not sure if that means I should hire a great handyman / carpenter for some things. I already have a pruner. Wouldn’t that be magical? Come up with ideas and have someone else implement?
Yeah well… dream on, me. I realize if I (ahem) just cut the lawn, plant flowers, and trimmed that out of control grapevine, the shed could look cute again.
Time to think of this little bit of work as a fun, new challenge!
The firetruck flower box crate finally bit the dust. I just checked… it’s 7 years old.
I sat on the edge the other day and it CRUSHED. The structure resembled powder. It’s done.
But I was honestly getting bored with this whole setup. I haven’t even planted flowers in it for 2 years and this year wasn’t looking promising either. See what happens when I get bored? I ignore it! It just needed a fresh, new take.
Not long ago, a lovely reader asked if they could stop by, and tour my ‘beautiful garden‘.
Heh… I guess I’d better get to work!
So anyway, once the crate came down…
Let’s hope it stops long enough to finish launching this idea…
Any fun suggestions?
Part 1 – removing the damaged – you are here