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March 12, 2014

Nine Small Summer Projects That Any Man (or One!) Can Build – Better Homes And Gardens June 1965

by Andrea

It’s finally starting to warm up here, and what better time to start thinking about outdoor projects?

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(Forgive my post title – as you can see it was pretty much direct from the magazine cover.  I am sure we have ladies who are excellent with tools reading here as well!)

 

 

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Oh, do I ever love this pool bench!  I’ve always toyed with the idea of a water feature of some sort in my yard, this could definitely fit the bill!

 

 

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Love, love, love the slatted wood look of the bench!  The storage bin is totally fantastic as well, great place to hide all of the outdoor toys that kids (and often dogs!) can seem to generate!

 

 

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Seriously, is there a kid out there who wouldn’t love riding on the train cars being pulled by a lawn tractor?  Requires a bit of yard space, but seriously, I think you would be very hard pressed to find a kid who wouldn’t love it!

 

 

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A little trip down memory lane for me here – I had a playhouse on stilts as a kid (although mine did not have a sandbox underneath, how cool is that?) and it was freaking FANTASTIC!  Such a great option if you don’t have any suitable trees around for building a tree house.

 

Any of you have great mid-century yard plans for the summer?  I’d love to hear about them!

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2 Responses to Nine Small Summer Projects That Any Man (or One!) Can Build – Better Homes And Gardens June 1965

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    March 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Oh my gosh….I LOVE that ‘sun cart’ and the ‘pool bench’…..SOOOO much better than having a HUGE pool to deal with!

    • Andrea Reply

      March 13, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Or, if you live in the frozen north like me, much better than a huge pool that you can only use a few days out of the year! LOL

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