Pallet Coffee Table From Reclaimed Wood

Fantastic job on this coffee table made with pallets.  Check out this Instructables post to learn how to make one yourself!

“Looking to get an industrial, vintage look in your house but can’t find a contemporary table to suit your needs? Frustrated at the 249£ price tag of the Legion Pallet Table offered by and think you can do an equally decent job yourself? Enthusiastic to start your own project but don’t know what you’ll be facing?”

via Pallet Coffee Table From Reclaimed Wood.

Earthbag Storm Shelter


I don’t know if this is below ground enough to be used as a storm shelter but this would be a beautiful root cellar!  Check out Earthbag Building for how to build it.

“One of the most practical structures on a small farmstead is a multi-purpose garden structure that can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, or as a root cellar or storm shelter below ground. You can build this multipurpose structure for about $300 using earthbag construction (bags filled with earth and stacked like bricks). And the skills you learn by building the dome will serve you well if you plan to build a larger earthbag structure or even an earth home.”

via Earthbag Building: Low-Cost Multipurpose Minibuilding.

Barn Raising








Heartwarming to see so many people working together!  Let’s bring this kind of teamwork back!

“The family farm has been a vital image in the American consciousness for centuries. The thought of a rural barn raising creates a picture of community spirit. Many American farm families can look at their barns as links to the past. A barn raising shows the strength of a community in more than riches. These old barns are community landmarks and make the past, the present.”

via History of Barn Raising |


How to Build a Compost Fence

Would this work?

“DIRECTIONS FOR BUILDING A COMPOST FENCE Courtesy of Boy Scouts from Troop 348 MATERIALS: 4×6 fence posts (can use 6×6 also). 4 inch x 4 inch galvanized steel “hogwire” (comes in 4 foot x 6 foot sheets from farm equipment stores) Get enough for 2 layers for each section of fence. 1 x 4 facing boards-(1x 6 if you use 6×6 posts). 2 boards for each post long enough to cover the above ground portion of each post. large nail-pound staples to attach hogwire. nails to attach the facing boards. crushed rocks to anchor the posts. If posts are treated, get end sealer to treat cut surfaces. DIRECTIONS Cut posts to desired lengths. Taper top ends by cutting approximately 30 degrees off the 4 inch sides (which face front and back.) The 6-inch sides are the thickness of the fence where the compost will go. Treat cut surfaces if desired. Dig holes and anchor posts into the ground with the 4 inch sides facing forward. Cut hogwire to the exact width between the centers of the posts for each section. Height should be 2-3 inches below the cut surface of the post. Cut two sheets for each section. Attach hogwire to posts with large staples. (One sheet on the front and one sheet on the back). Cut faceboards to approximately one inch below the cut surface of the post. Taper the top edge of the faceboard. Treat faceboards if desired. Attach faceboards to cover seams in the hogwire. Fill inside of fence with compost as desired.”

via my cottage yard farm.

How To Harvest Honey From Natural Comb

Someday I’d love to try have a little Bee & Bee.  🙂

“Once you’ve harvested your natural honeycomb from your Warré (or other kind of top bar) beehive, it’s time to make get some of that goodness into jars! Fortunately, like many other aspects of natural beekeeping, getting the honey out of natural comb is easy and simple, once you know how.”

via How to harvest Honey from Natural Comb « Milkwood: permaculture farming and living.