Sheds and Salvage

May 1, 2012

We have approximately 8-9 old sheds that need to come down.  They are past their useful life.  Almost all have windows, doors and various bits of treasure and junk to salvage so it will not be a quick project, but it will certainly be fun.  Our number one wrecking crew tackles the first shed where we found an ax (there seems to be one in every shed), a rake, 2 picks (no handles), 10 jugs (some root beer, some table wine), old electrical knobs, cans, 4 old grease guns, buckets of old grease (that was kind of gross) and equal parts wasp nests and spiders.


We mostly agree on what we believe needs to be saved, is interesting and worthwhile.  While we both loved this old can, there has been some eye rolling in other departments. Something about form or function… creativity or productivity?  All grease guns (which were gross) needed to be checked for productivity, which none were.  So far a number of old shed doors have been saved from destruction due to creativity.  I mean honestly, they are really cool.

Then when we both seem to agree on what goes to the dump…. the next generation adds their input and has us rethinking it all.   

 

  • Peggy O’Leary

    I loved your dinning room door table and can imagine a new business venture, Ellen’s Barn Door Tables! Save ALL the doors and found “stuff”……….I only wish that I was up there helping!!!!!

  • Diane Brown

    How nice that you get to see this demolition crew more often!

  • Ellen

    One of my favorite projects. The door from this shed is propped up in the bathroom with three doors in front of the water heater to hide it a bit.

  • Heather Flatley

    Yes yes save the doors!! They make great table tops, with glass on top.

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