Yesterday a skip was spotted, just around the corner from where we live, being filled up with household furniture and windows. Chris immediately went over to ask if he could take some wood as he had spotted some lovely big pieces going in. He is always building stuff so a supply of wood is obviously important but we never have to buy it, it always seems to just appear.
The fillers of the skip were very happy for him to take stuff away and it turned out that there were some other people there taking stuff too. Happily we were both interested in different things so there were no duals at dawn threatened by any one! It seemed that the other "skippers" were intending to sell the furniture on. This kind of occupation has been alive and well for years and it was great to see that other people still see a potential in other people's rubbish.
Here's all the wood that was brought back. The lighted coloured stuff is from one of those canvas wardrobes that Argos sell and has some lovely neat wood.
This is Kaboodle surveying the old wardrobe shelves.
All the bolts and screws from the wardrobe are extremely welcome to us as we try not to buy nails and screws either. These a little harder to find but they do turn up in just the right quantities.
These are small windows that we plan on using for making cold frames, unless some other idea strikes us. There were larger windows too but we have no where to put them as we only have a small garden. If we had a garden twice the size we could build a huge greenhouse from old windows as there are so many thrown out every day.
Some of the wood from the old wardrobe was very quickly reused as a shelf for the fig in the greenhouse. As we didn't want a big pot sitting on the bed taking up valuable room we thought a little shelf would be ideal. As the fig gets bigger it will just have to stay outside.
Again, I just wish there was a big warehouse where things could be stored until we moved to a larger place where we could accommodate many more projects.