Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bike Racks and A Mother's Day Present

The Sustainable Burien group, to which I belong, wanted a bike rack for an upcoming event at the Wild Strawberry Fest. Here is what I came up with for them:

I took an old futon bed's rails that I found at Mom's Dumpster, and I originally was going to make porch railings from them. But I got the idea to make the bike rack from them. I found they were a tad small heighth wise, so I cut out the tops on every other post, and set them up so they would have a bike on each side. I tried them out with the old bikes I had around and they work! Hopefully the bike group at Sustainable Burien likes them as well!

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As for mom for mothers day, I found this neat Garden Hod style basket at a garage sale, and put in some garden tools, seeds, gloves and tomato plants in the hope that she gets approved for the community garden- If she doesn't she can grow a kiddie pool garden at my house!


The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Your bike rack is GREAT! I would never have thought of it. (I'll bet there will be a lot of futons disappearing from "free" piles on the side of roads)

And, what a thoughtful gift for your mom! Maybe you could convince her to be a guest blogger sometime? :)

Condo Blues said...

That bike rack is genius! And here I wanted an old futon frame to repurpose into... a futon. Silly me, I should think bigger!

Chile said...

Great job on the bike rack!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Fantastic bike rack! I love to see items repurposed into something useful. Great job!