ScrapHappy June 2022: Stand, by Me

 

Remains of the Day, er, water butt stand

Remains of the Day, er, water butt stand

As promised/threatened*, I have finally built a new water butt stand using yet more of the wood recovered from The Snail of Happiness shop. The old stand was built from a pallet and enhanced** with newer wood over a few years, but that familiar cry of “woodlice ate my butt stand!” rang out once more across Chez Snail causing consternation and a call to the police by the neighbours.

Worst. Table. Ever

Worst. Table. Ever

I built the stand in three parts in the stock room/teaching space in the shop, then disassembled it to carry it home. Despite having no real clue what I was doing, I was able to take the stand apart and remove it from the shop, put it in the car and relocate it in its new home. Time will tell if it is as strong as it needs to be – it could certainly handle yours truly sitting on it looking slightly aloof (which adds a kilo or two).

Once back at Chez Snail, I used yacht varnish (on the off chance that the stand turned into a yacht) to protect the wood from the Welsh elements (which are, broadly speaking, dragons, rain, seaweed-in-bread and close harmony singing).

Me: Ha! It's so good, it can support me! Also me: Please stay up, please stay up, please stay up...

Me: Ha! It’s so good, it can support me! Also me: Please stay up, please stay up, please stay up…

 

Self-assembly water butt stand

Self-assembly water butt stand

Varnishing Trick

Varnishing Trick

New stand in place

New stand in place

We will be buying a new recycled water butt as I think the old one is probably cracked (I know that feeling!) but never fear, it will be transported to the shop to be used as another compost bin!

Borg assimilated my water butt!

Borg assimilated my water butt!

oOo

* Delete as deemed wildly appropriate

** Shored up

 

Many other people contribute to Kate and Gun’s wonderful ScrapHappy every month – check out what they have been up to too!

 

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, Debbierose, Nóilin and Viv

 
 

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17 thoughts on “ScrapHappy June 2022: Stand, by Me

  1. No ifs, no buts, it’s a functional stand. It’s not even ugly…. Here, it’s not so much a question of termite damage, as ter-did damage where wood is concerned, and not the most lavish application of varnish can hold the little, er, bug-ers at bay.

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  2. Love those Welsh Elements!

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  3. Going Batty in Wales

    Next time you spot a dragon eating your butt stand catch it please and give it to me – I’ve always wanted one! Tidy job there Mr Snail.

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  4. I think we have similar elements here on the wet coast of Canada. Woodlouse abound. That’s a very nice, professional looking butt stand. If you do catch a second dragon send him/her my way.

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    • Thank you – all dragons found are re-homed, so I will add you to the list! I am guessing I can’t interest you in a few thousand wood lice then?!? 😂

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  5. Nothing wrong with that table!!

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  6. Three days on and its still standing

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  7. we have “borer” – probably a more technical name but in the end the holes collide with another and the wooden object is not happy…looks like mighty fine butt stand now, dragons beware

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  8. Resistance Is Futile to such handiness;-)

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  9. Pingback: ScrapHappy July 2022: Water way to go – bin and gone (to the shop) | writinghouse

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