Don't know whar everyone else likes, but for me and my hubby, we love o

repurpose old pieces of farm equipment from the 1930's and 1940's which

we inherited when we bought this old farm.  We have made a platform in

an old manure spreader to which I have stacked approximately 25-30

different sized containers all with different plants, many annual, but also

some prennial.  We have also built boxes and platforms on an old hayloader

from the 30's and we have trained vining plants up the brackets still there,

and for anything missing, we have used fishing line to allow our plants to vine

up the frame.  Mostly mandevillas and some sweet potato vines and some

thing called a star vine.  Hubby also built a large box on top of an old drill

planter and we have filled it with mostly prennials.  Looking forward to

see it get fuller and fuller each year.  S K  Unterreiner

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Sounds cool, pictures please.

 

I really haven't seen allot of photos of farm machinery turned into something  useful.  It would be great if you could put a few photos in for us to view....

That all sounds awsome!! we would love to see pictures of it all!!

 

Hope to see pictures of those old machines being repurposed to planting purposes. I love old machinery, I don't have room for it, but I grew up on a farm and we had old machinery tucked all over the farm yard. I belong to a facebook site that contains a ton of pictures of old repurposed items... check it out. But would love to see some photos here as well.

 

This is made from a tractor seat, manure spreader chain and a disc. I didn't make it and had it so long I forgot where I got it but I love it. I need to put an other coat of paint on it since it has been outside.

Sharon, I totally agree with your style and ideas! Wish I had access. Reminds me of walking into Habitat for Humanity's Restore, and maybe this has been discussed in full, since I am new here, but saw many commodes, etc.. I saw a great pix with a commode flower 'pot' and I am threatening to do it but it will certainly have to be hidden from public viewing in my neighborhood.

SHOW US PLEEEASE!

PICS...PICS...PICS...PLEASE!!!!!! :) :) :)

We love inspirations!

I have a 1903 Studebaker mountain wagon , I use the wagon  part as a planter at times, I also decorate my yard with horse-drawn farm implements that have been freshly re-painted , also use the old spike tractor wheels as benches that are placed as resting spots around the place. I feel it puts a like bit of the old west back on the farm.

I found a pair of 24-inch, steel tractor wheels and made a planter/display cart using them.  I used outdoor wood for the framing, a length of 3/4-inch steel pipe for the new axle and a metal mesh called "grid wall" (for store displays) for the red sides on top.  Since I had leftover materials on hand (pipe, paint, primer, and some PT wood), the total cost was $32 for the wheels, approximately $6 for additional outdoor (pressure-treated) wood, and about $2 for the many decking screws that hold it together.  All told, I spent approximately five afternoons to cut pieces, drill holes, assemble it and paint.  My wife is delighted with the results...as am I.
One of our cats (Blacky-Whacky on top) decided it makes a lovely perch upon which to survey his kingdom.

Love it!

Beautiful!!!

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