Many, many years ago, I built a water butt stand that steadfastly refused to do what any decent DIY project undertaken by an incompetent should do – completely collapse after five minutes. I know, that is decidedly NOT playing the game. I think I built the stand nearly twenty years ago when we installed our Window Operating Cistern *† (a hosepipe that you can open a window and pull in to fill the toilet cistern). The stand has had one or two minor repairs and this one is no exception, except it has an element of happy scrappiness to it.
You see the two bits of fresh wood that will be the new support on one side, replacing the rotten timber?
They were part of the packing around our new oven.
Some jiggery-pokery later and ta dah! Fixed. I even managed to reuse one or two of the screws. I guess when the other side goes, I’ll just order a new oven!
* Patent applied for
† Patent refused with the message “Stop sending us rubbish like this!”
‡ Alien assimilators rather than Swedish tennis players