Our basic theory in the garden, cheap, easy, fun and healthy for you
and the environment.
It's hard for me to pay $50
dollars for a little garden or patio chair that was harvested
ancient forest and collapsing the entire ecosystem and the people in
it. And it is not even that good of a chair. The wood is thin
seat size would have been for children 50 years ago, and our behinds
are bigger now. If you go down to the local lumber yard and
hardwood material it may cost you more than $50 just for the materials
that was harvested from an ancient forest and collapsing the entire
ecosystem and the people in it. AND, since you do not have a clue what
you are doing about half of the material may have to be used as
Solution? Hardwood pallets. Beer distributors, and many
businesses that deal with heavy items have pallets available for free.
You'll need about two for each chair. Try to find ones that
long span between nails.
Stapled pallets you can take apart, nails
ones you may have to saw apart.
The nails on pallets are closer to nailed screws.
They are very difficult to remove without breaking
Ok you've made yourself a pile of wood. You'll need.
a pound of 1 5/8 deck screws, a few 1 1/4 deck screws, and a few 2 inch
deck screws. A counter sink and bit for the deck screws, saw, screw bit
for drill and square. A cordless drill would be nice. You can justify a
whole set of tools when you figure out how much 4 wobbly
chairs would cost.