Repurpose, recycle, reuse

A while back, I was looking to purchase a wine rack to store some of my wine bottles.  Most of the wooden wine racks I looked at were priced from $50 to $200, depending on the type of wood and quality of workmanship.  At the same time, I had an old bed frame I was looking to get rid of.  I figured out that I could actually make a wooden wine rack from the bed frame, which is exactly what I ended up doing.

img_7262.jpgI already had a drill, saw, and the wood from the bed frame.  I did have to purchase a box of screws from my local hardware store for roughly $5.  It took roughly 1 hour to design and create the wine rack in my garage.  I sized the rack spaces to hold a range of wine racks.  This project was fun and saved me at least $45.  It is also environmental friendly because I recycled, repurposed, and reused the wood from an old bed frame.  I am also more proud of this wine rack that I made myself than if I just purchased another wine rack online or at a store.  The wood may not be super expensive, but the workmanship is very good.

If I could produce two wine racks per hour and sold them for $65, making $50 profit each, then I would bring in $100 per hour.  The challenge would be getting the sales, but it might be worth an attempt.  The point of this blog is not to start a new business, but talk about recycling, repurposing, and reusing.  Turning an old bed frame into a wine rack is not the only example I can think of.  There are a lot of opportunities out there to recycle, repurpose, and reuse.  If you can do this once per month and save $50 each time, you are looking at an additional $600 that can be used somewhere else.  Can you think of any examples?

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