Waste Not Want Not
Today’s topic is all about repurposing materials. We built our house in 2020 and there were plenty of scraps left over so I took advantage of a few. First, the builder used temporary stair treads made out of 2x10s going to our second floor. When the real treads were installed he put them in the trash pile. I quickly removed them in thoughts of making shelves out of them. And so I did. I ordered pipe brackets from Amazon to attach them to the wall. They turned out great and everyone loves them. I got a total of 9 chunky shelves for free!
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Next is the loft bed that my husband and I built in the spare bedroom for our grandchildren. We saved every board we found lying around our build site and the only thing we had to buy for this entire unit were two 4x4's. The 2x12's on the stair frame were originally used as form boards for the concrete on our front porch. I chipped and sanded concrete off for hours but it was worth it. I made the stair treads out of wood shelving leftover from the closet organizers we made.
I have a few more things we repurposed but that will have to wait for a later post. Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest if you like this content and don’t want miss anything new.
Till next time!
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Debbie Tucker, CID
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