In this instalment of TableCraft Out of the Box, Shannen finds a green fingered way to repurpose a TableCraft Crate Riser for her niece. Shannen finds a green fingered way to repurpose a TableCraft Crate Riser for her niece.

Shannen: Whilst cleaning out the TableCraft show room I came across a set of Crate Risers (RCBCRATE1) and the largest size of the set had a broken plank. Instead of binning it, I thought it could be useful for something and decided that with a bit of love it could become the perfect miniature herb garden for my niece, Freya.

First I fixed the crate by nailing it back together, then lined it with hessian and used a staple gun to fix everything in place. I filled it 2/3 of the way with compost then planted my herbs. I went for rosemary, thyme and sage – all perfectly suited to the changeable British weather.

herb garden planter

For the finishing touch I used some weather proof paint to add a little decoration. Her nickname is Little Bird and this is now her garden.

Freya loves it and she waters it every day! It is perfect BBQ weather in the UK right now and we have been enjoying picking herbs from the garden to add flavour to our grill-top dishes and marinades.

At TableCraft, we often think “outside the box” to provide new solutions to our customers’ needs, and sometimes the solutions find us! And that’s what the OUTSIDE THE BOX (OSTB) TableTalk blog series is all about — spotlighting those nontraditional, yet practical, uses for TableCraft products submitted by our staff and friends.

Are you using a TableCraft product to solve a problem in a unique way? Share in the comments.

Rebecca Redden

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