Garden Woodworking Projects – DIY Organic Spices


Home Amelioration ~ Making Thing’s Better

Spice of Life for The Wife

The smell of bacon filled the house on a beautiful sunny morning. Mom is in the Bacon n Eggskitchen preparing breakfast for the family. Mom has a cardboard egg carton with different spices growing in each section. Mom cuts from the plants that are growing and uses it for seasoning for her breakfast. A thought came to mind that a garden woodworking project would be a great addition to her backyard.

Dad wakes up to the smell of breakfast being cooked and he enters the kitchen with a sleepy look on his face. Dad sits down and began a conversation with his wife and she tells him about the new project that she thought of.

Mom and Dad agreed that it is time to beautify the backyard and make some accessories to make Mom a gardening efforts more fun and realistic. This week Home Amelioration will focus on making the backyard the place to be when the quarantine is lifted.

Both parents take a walk to the Arcadia Door that leads to the backyard, slide the glass door and the screen open, then step outside they stop and look around. The imagination began to blossom as they picture what will go in each area of the backyard like they have seen on T.V. and in the magazines.

The discussion began about what will be needed to create a garden for the spices first. Mom says, “Wait, hold that thought” as she quickly goes inside and get her tablet to jot down what have been discussed. Mom does not want to leave out anything when the time comes to complete the project.

Dad suggest taking it a step further and make a layout {diagram} of the backyard with the items that they have visualized.

Start Small and Grow

The parents decided to start the spice planters in the far right corner of the backyard. That will be perfect because it will be out of the way and the kids Garden Project 6should not bother it. The design for that space will be with a wooden planter that displays multiple plants on each wall in the corner.

It should be perfect to take the place of the egg carton spice planter {found on an online hack}. Dad says, “This should be a quick and easy project”.

Dad makes a dozen individual planters then attach them to the wall that is already completed. All that needs to be done now is put it all together. There is even a place to plant vegetables. It is more beautiful than it was imagined. The best part is Mom is ready to plant her own spices and vegetables in the planters outside with fresh sunlight and air.

Mom’s Time-Out

Dad has his man cave and Mom needs a place for her very own time-out too. Garden Project 1Away from the family in the fresh backyard air. Dad has even made a wooden bench for Mom to use as her get-away. Mom added a final touch to the bench – a cushion so she can sit or recline for a while.

Dad and the children were looking all over the house for Mom, they checked the bedroom, bathroom, the kids room, the laundry room and even looked in the garage for her car before calling her cell phone to find her. When Mom’s phone rang it was in their bedroom. She did not bring it with her. Suddenly, one child shouted, “I found her in the backyard”.

Dad noticed that Mom was spending quite a bit of time in her new garden areas so he got her a “Do Not Disturb” sign that she can display. Then he decided to start another project.

Okay, One Final Project

Dad was a little bored anyway, after finishing the spice planters and bench. He took another look at the backyard plans that he and his wife had created and Garden Project 9through it would be nice to build a small corner gazebo. This project would be a bit more complicated. So, he went thought the pages of his woodworking plans and found the perfect project to complete this new task.

The wooden gazebo was complete with an enclosed fire pit {close by}, a bar, a bug screen, and to top it off ~ A projector and screen to entertain family and friends for movie night {or game night}. Dad had an old refrigerator in the garage that still works but was a little sore on the eyes.

One More Addition

Dad had a great idea to lay the fridge on it side with the doors facing up and he covered the fridge with wood on all sides including the doors. It became a beautiful wooden deep freezer. No more using an ice chest to keep the drinks cold.

All Done ~ For Now

It seems that the more back yard projects that are completed the more Dad found to do. He looked at the plans again and this time it was time to create something for the kids to use.

Dad, went through his book of plans and found multiple ideas he can begin. But, the one that he chose can grow with his kids. An obstacle course would give them exercise while having fun. The perfect place would be in the center of the backyard. Dad decided to make the kids project something the whole family can use and benefit from.

This obstacle course mostly used the leftover wood from the gazebo and fromWooden Obstacle Course moms spice garden. But, there were some things, like rope and other safety measures that would have to be put in place before using the equipment.

After, putting the first obstacle in place Dad decided to test it for durability. He put one foot on the wooden post, he pressed down put a little weight on it to make sure it would hold him up and it did, until Dad put it to the test a little more by jumping on it and the whole project {and Dad} came tumbling down.

Everyone, came running to Dad’s rescue. It is amazing how the family was watching from different parts of the house. They all found out that Dad was okay and everyone burst into a big laughter.

Share in the comments a story of a project that you completed – proud or not

5 thoughts on “Garden Woodworking Projects – DIY Organic Spices”

  1. What a great use of time at home! So fun to see how one project flows into another and you end with many great things that everyone in the family can enjoy. I love the idea of a wooden gazebo, sounds like a fun place to gather with family and friends. That was a fun story to read!

  2. WOW I love this post. I am curretly revamping my garden and your p[ost has goven me some great ideas especially the wooden gazebo. Looks amazing.

  3. Oh, I really liked your site!

    I have made some items out my garden but these are of real good quality!

    I wish I grew my own spices.

    This has given me some great ideas for my garden.

    Thank you!

  4. Hey,

    This is a great article and is really appropriate for the way of the world at the minute. With us being in this pandemic and being isolated at home, we have the time to create project’s such as the one’s you have posted in your article.

    Creating a man cave for myself is still something I need to do, and you have inspired me to make a start on it. My girlfriend will probably disagree but I will help her work on what she needs to do, and that might get by her :).

    Thanks for sharing, and keep up the amazing work on your site.

    All the best,


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