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Driftwood garden gate
Photo by John Granen

Before: Boat paddles, After: Garden gate

Draped with rambling roses, this shapely structure keeps deer from grazing in Gail and Mark Dupar’s kitchen garden in Washington’s San Juan Islands.

Instead of using costly lumber, the couple nailed together old boat paddles, along with other pieces of driftwood and flotsam.

Cost: Free


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