Thursday, 27 July 2017
I am blessed with a practical clever hubby who can turn his hand to most things. He's made lots of things around the home and garden already. His one fault would be that he is guilty of over engineering things. When I say can you build me a simple box I get asked lots of questions before he starts the job. The box would survive a nuclear holocaust when its finished, hehe!
Back in April I showed him some hanging basket brackets I'd seen on line that you mount over your concrete fence post. This means they can be moved around and taken down when not in use. He works in the steel business and went off first making a prototype for sizing. He then made four because we already had four brackets in the shed and he fixed these to the box section he had designed. The prices vary on line from £15 - £25.99, so I've probably saved £60- £100 easily. I've hooked it over the greenhouse surround so you can see how it works. Although its rests on the fence top the weight of the basket tilts the bracket slightly so the weight is distributed down the concrete post.
He has also started to construct my dehydrating box, we are hoping to finish the shelving this week, put in the air vents and get the Perspex or glass for the top. I might buy a small solar fan to circulate the warm air inside. It will be painted black inside and out to absorb the heat, then we will be ready to rumble! With the toms coming thick and fast I want to do sundried tomatoes. The box will also double up as a cold frame as I'm going to by a liner to put in it when use it for plants.
Its quite large which means we should be able to do a fair bit of dehydrating on hot sunny days. All the wood was free and so I got some black plastic fine mesh of for the shelving off eBay cheap. The paint if what's left over from painting out tenants front door. So if we have to pay for the glass it wont be too bad. Do you have a handy man at home? Are you the handy person? I wish I could saw but I can't. Bye for now. Tx
PS: Just picked up a glass door off a free page literally around the corner from a my home so we can crack on and get it finished