Galvanized Metal Tubs as Planters Drill several holes in the bottom and put in a layer of gravel before adding your soil and plants. Once you drill holes in the bottom, use fingernail polish around the edges of the holes (inside & out) so the galvanized pots don't rust.
DIY Wine Bottle Fence. Use a diamond drill to make holes in the bottles and thread them on poles. Great idea for a room divider as well.
Cheap and easy storage for your basement-- just screw wire shelving to the floor joists and slide storage tubs in! (Great for seasonal decorations...)
Pots this size are great for tomatoes, seeing as how their essentially annuals. Use the best potting mix for veggies available & a time-released fertilizer.
This summer -- Make a container garden for growing cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. in rubbermaid tubs. Great idea if you live in an apartment or just don't have the yard space.
Planting tall grass in Galvanized Tubs for privacy screens. Smart.
DIY Tip of the Day: Jig for adjustable shelving holes. Drill quick and accurate shelf holes with this jig from reader John Ryan. Cut a 6 in. x 1 1/2 in. aluminum angle, and 6 in. x 3 in. and 2 in. pieces of 3/4 in. plywood. Screw the angle to the 3-in.-wide piece, then drill three 1/4-in. diam. holes 2 in. apart and 1 in. from the inside of the angle iron. The 2-in. plywood is the handle. Make a drill stop with 1-in. dowel. #tips #tricks #speedout #home #projects
Functional and decorative--colorful containers are perfect for growing your #veggies on the balcony.
Growing herbs in containers: galvanized bucket, plenty of drainage holes, clay pot shards in the bottom, filled with Organic Miracle Grow
With a couple of 16 ounce frosting containers, you can add cup holders to any cheap chair! Simply drill/cut a hole in the arm big enough to drop the containers through and you are set. This would work great for seating around the fire pit.
2 liters of 7UP and 2 tubs of rasberry sherbert (so just equal parts!) I make this for parties and its always a winner!
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DIY Tip of the Day: Jacked-Up Outfeed Roller. To assemble an adjustable outfeed roller for your table saw and other power tools, drill holes in the base of a scissors jack and bolt it to a sturdy sawhorse. Bolt a bracketed roller (about $20 at woodworking stores) to the top of the jack. For faster adjustments, chuck a screw hook into a cordless drill (photo) and insert it in the jack’s drive hole.
No Privacy? Plant Tall Grass in Galvanized Tubs - easy to grow & fast growing + Galvanized Container Gardening - lots of great pictures!!!
For the boys' room: plain plastic cups - drill 2 holes in them and use zip ties through the peg board to keep them in place...