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5-Gallon Bucket Book

July 6, 2017 |

5-Gallon Bucket BookI’m not normally a big DIY kind of person, but this title piqued my attention. I suppose that is because I am now in possession of several empty five gallon buckets after a home improvement project was completed. I’m not convinced that I want to cut apart my awesome buckets having read about all the different things you can do with a bucket. However, If I were to cut them apart, I think I would make a vertical tomato planter like is shown on the cover.

“Why just reuse a bucket when you can reinvent it?

Five-gallon buckets are ubiquitous and cheap (indeed, they are often free). But did you know they can also be hacked, hot-rodded, reengineered, and upcycled to create dozens of useful DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and preppers? 5-Gallon Bucket Book contains 60+ ideas that put these humble and hard-working mainstays to work past their prime and keep them out of landfills. Simple step-by-step instructions, as well as parts lists and images of the completed projects, make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work.

Projects include perfect additions to your yard and garden, tools to care for your animals, useful innovations, handy home helpers, and even family-oriented designs! They range from simple things such as chicken feeders to much more complex projects (small room air conditioner, anyone?). For anyone who doesn’t already have fifteen of them cluttering up the garage, 5-Gallon Bucket Book also offers advice on where to get cheap and free buckets and how to tell if a bucket is safe to use for food.”