Here’s how

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Weekend Projects -

STEP 1 Re­move base rails and boards of crate us­ing the pry bar, then take off any re­main­ing nails or sta­ples with a ham­mer or screw­driver. Mea­sure the sides of the crate and use a hand­saw to cut pine mould­ing to length for butt-joined edg­ing. STEP 2 Mea­sure base of crate and cut the wire mesh with 25mm ex­tra all around, us­ing tin snips. You can use mask­ing tape to mark cut lines on the mesh.

STEP 3 Place the mesh on the base of the crate, fold over the edges and trim the cor­ners to make it fit snugly.

STEP 4 Po­si­tion mould­ing on one side of crate over the mesh and se­cure to crate us­ing nails. Re­peat to se­cure re­main­ing lengths of edg­ing along each side.

STEP 5 Re­in­force the crate with timber screws through the sides into the end boards.

STEP 6 Ap­ply ex­te­rior primer and paint to the en­tire crate us­ing a paint­brush, leav­ing it to dry in be­tween coats. At­tach a han­dle to each end of the crate with screws. The mesh base lets you give your ve­gies a good rinse with the hose be­fore bring­ing them in­side.

Turn over the caddy

and hey presto – it be­comes a rack for dry­ing herbs in the sun.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.