Monday, May 30, 2011

Garden Gates from, You Guessed It, The Junk Pile

Our fenced-in garden was in need of two gates and this weekend's spectacularly nice weather provided the motivation to get that job done. As with 98 percent of the rest of this project, the materials for the gates originated from the "trash" left behind by the previous occupants. There were two of these gate-like structures in the rafters of our green shed:

A bit of measuring, cutting and fastening....

...fitting, attaching...

...latch installation...


...and, like magic, gates!

Utilizing what's laying around couldn't be more fun and also tends to result in creativity rooted in "necessity being the mother of invention"!

Incidentally, the butterfly (above) was made in Haiti from old oil drums and purchase in a fair trade store in Carlsbad, NM. The wagon wheel (above) was pulled from the trash in Grove City, OH.


  1. Whew! I was afraid you wouldn't be able to get into the garden to pick all those veggies. The gates are fabulous!

  2. Can't wait to see this all in person! Love that butterfly:)

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