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Small garden tables can be useful. They can be planting stations, art stations, or used as additional space when cooking on the grill.


I would not exactly say that I horde, but I do have a tendency to see if I can reuse material in some other way. Much of my garden art involves recycled goods. I use beer bottles as a garden edging (old German technique). When my wife threw out our ironing board, I was convinced that I could use it in some other way. With the patio project behind us, I discovered a good deal of lumber left over. One use will be for the children’s tree house, but I wanted a coffee table for my garden reading area, which also happened to be next to the barbecue grill (and the future site for a rocket stove that I will be making next).
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