Creating raised beds for stuff off the side of the road

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  1. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Last Friday night on the way home i found a free water tanks on the side of the road
    So after permission from the wife and off i went with the trailer
    By the time i got there one was gone but this one was left
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    Well 9" grinder in hand and a little time later it turned into these

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    Pretty happy with the result
    Just need to fill with some old hay , compost and soil now
    Always great when you get more Veggie beds
    Cheers Lucas
     
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    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Great find Lucas!
    And welcome!

    I turned mine into a small fertilizer shed by turning it upsidedown and cutting a door in the side. I put a tarp over the new top which was the rotted out floor of the tank.
    The new floor was the old top which is still in good condition for standing bags on.

    That 7000lt size tank also makes a great sized chook house
     
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  3. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Yep Wasn't tall enough for a shed but that is coming out of recycled pallets etc
    Built my daughters cubby out of recycled stuff and come up awesome
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    Looking good! She's a lucky girl!:maketinker::sawwood::thumbsup:
     
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    These are all super neat ideas!
     
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    Cool! I just realized I have a lot of scrap of all kinds of junk behind my barn that the previous owners left, never thought to actually go through it to get ideas on a raised bed
     
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    Hi Lucas great finds and even better end products well done. Dave
     
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    So, I've done the same thing Lucas, but painted them afresh recently and also put a bright, contrasting red bark chip around their base (got the chips for free and the tanks too, just paid for paint). Loving the result every day I walk around the beds!
     

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    Hi Guy nice job on the beds. Dave
     
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    Looks awesome, will be great sized beds!
     
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    Lucas Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Weather boards are Old Fence palings ran through a thicknesser which made then look new
     
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    That’s awesome!!
     
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    A simple idea can lead to another and then sharing them only helps with generating more, so it's amazing what a little problem solving, a dab of imagination and scrap re-purposing can result in. :D :D
     
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    Hey Lucas, had any ideas for using the flat sheet metal parts of the tank? I haven't come up with any ideas for my left-overs apart from taking it to scrap metal...
     
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    Really great re-purposing! What a great find, sorry you didn't get both.
     
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    So cool, very awesome and great for the environment! 10/10 great job!
     
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    Did another tread on this today
    But this is the first result
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