Author Topic: Another great Craigslist find...  (Read 1983 times)

totoro

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Another great Craigslist find...
« on: January 22, 2013, 12:41:00 PM »
Since we moved in November I've been on the lookout online for things we need.  We spent a lot of time downsizing before moving, so I'm not keen to build back up, BUT with renos and yardwork ... we need a lot of materials.

One of the things I want to do is plant a largish garden this year.  A lot of our back yard is gravelled and the front has grass.  I was searching the online classifieds and came across 4x4 prebuilt raised beds for sale for 15 dollars each. 

They are untreated fir and not cedar, but at this price and prebuilt they are worth it for us.  I went to look today and they are great - never used leftovers of a failed (unfortunately) echinacea operation.  I know that MMM folks might be able to build these themselves with scavanged wood but, for us, with renovating three places at once and wanting a short-cut for a garden this year, this is wonderful.  Time is our biggest issue at the moment.

Anyway, I got twenty of them for $200.  Our tenants will have four and we will fill and plant sixteen.  We can rake the gravel to make pathways in between.  Having built our last beds ourselves I know the amount of work that was just saved. 

Thank you craiglist! 


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Re: Another great Craigslist find...
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 12:46:41 PM »
That sounds like a great find! You should post pictures when get everything set up. :)

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Re: Another great Craigslist find...
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 12:51:54 PM »
I will!  It will give me motivation to get it done :)