First is the Veggie Garden Table. It started with a broken patio table: I removed the legs and disassembled the top.
The legs got chopped down to an appropriate height, old screws removed and the frame pieces measured, cut, and assembled.
The side rails, here in the middle, got ledges attached to them for the slats to rest upon. All the basic frame parts (4 legs, two ends and two sides) look like this just before rain stopped work!
|Lopping off the tongues of the old table slats.|
|Removing table hardware to reuse table parts|
|More table disassembly....|
Trimming the sides to match the end piece height:
Looks finished, but remember my mistake? Yes, those gaps on the ends because of my simple corners. Let's scavenge some hardware and drill holes for anchors, hammer them in and attach some blocks.
Now, casters (so far, the only newly purchased item) to keep it mobile if necessary (when filled with peat moss and soil, it's pretty heavy).
Trim pieces to fill the end gaps, resting on the blocks.
Landscape fabric (oh wait, I bought that new, too, oops), peat moss that I'd had laying around for years, and then topsoil (the next newly purchased item) and finally, new plants: peppers, basil, rosemary, cherry tomatoes, squash.