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Transform castoffs into cool accessories for home and garden

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DIY garden table
Photo by David Fenton

After: Garden table

What we did: We cut four table legs from an old 2-by-2 and secured them to a window frame (with safety glass*) using door hinges as brackets.

Extra credit: Give a little sparkle to the rustic look with shiny new brass screws.

Time 1 hour

Cost: $27

*If you can’t find a window with safety glass, add a sturdy, transparent surface to the tabletop (try tapplastics.com)

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