5-gallon Bucket Book

5-gallon Bucket Book

DIY Projects, Hacks and Upcycles

Book - 2015
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Why just reuse a bucket when you can reinvent it? Five-gallon buckets are ubiquitous and cheap (indeed, they are often free). But did you know they can also be hacked, hot-rodded, reengineered, and upcycled to create dozens of useful DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and preppers? 5-Gallon Bucket Book contains 60+ ideas that put these humble and hard-working mainstays to work past their prime and keep them out of landfills. Simple step-by-step instructions, as well as parts lists and images of the completed projects, make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work. Projects include perfect additions to your yard and garden, tools to care for your animals, useful innovations, handy home helpers, and even family-oriented designs! They range from simple things such as chicken feeders to much more complex projects (small room air conditioner, anyone?). For anyone who doesn't already have fifteen of them cluttering up the garage, 5-Gallon Bucket Book also offers advice on where to get cheap and free buckets and how to tell if a bucket is safe to use for food.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN :, Voyageur Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9780760347898
0760347891
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Five-gallon bucket book

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Greg_library Mar 16, 2016

A nice, well-illustrated book about how to use buckets for various indoor/outdoor projects. The ideas presented in this book are relatively simple to do, and I found myself interested in at three of the projects. There seems to be something for everybody. A great book for people with access to clean, 5 gallon buckets and a need to create.

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mzch
Jan 16, 2016

(Not rated because I haven't tried any of the projects)
This book begins with advice about making sure you use food safe buckets for projects that involve consumables. The author also enriches the book with lots of background information related to each project, like "Keys to Capturing Mice" with the mousetrap.

>Handy Home Additions<
Small-room air conditioner
Cable and cord organizer
Trash compactor
Shoe rack
Shelving
Package mailbox
Cat litter box
Mousetrap
Acoustic speaker dock
Cyclone dust collector
Water filter
Gravity cat feeder
Manual washing machine
Portable wine rack
Camping and composting toilet
Dryer lint trap
Plastic bag dispenser
Hose handler
Bucket spacer
Simple storage tool
Rod-and-tackle bucket
Child's bucket seat
Toy storage center
Handy workbench

>Barnyard Helpers<
Chicken feeder
Egg incubator
Nesting box
Egg washer
Pig trough
Bee feeder

>Family Fun<
Air cannon
Popcorn bucket
Beanbag toss
Goal markers
Toddler swing
Trotline buoy
Boat anchor
Drum set
Miniature washtub base
Buck-o-lantern
Bucketman costume
Candy dumpster

>Yard and Garden<
Pond filter
Sweet potato starter
Onion and potato keeper
Lumiere
Vermiculture bin
Japanese beetle trap
Upside-down tomato planter
Vertical wall planter
Strawberry pot
Garden fountain
Rolling composter
Walking watering can
Compost and soil sifter
Post-mounted bird house
Aeroponics system

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lsj
Jan 09, 2016

For anyone who enjoys lifehacks and diy projects, this books has a number of doable projects with easy to follow instructions. You'll never look at a big bucket the same again.

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Greg_library Mar 16, 2016

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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