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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A Broken Stool Becomes A Plant Stand (Wednesday's Wisdom)

Many years ago, sometime in the early 1990's, I got a stool from the shopkeeper Maya Schaper (a woman I ultimately worked for and subsequently wrote an article about her.

The stool held up so well all these years but a few months ago its cracked in half and could not be repaired with wood glue or anything else for that matter.

My the first photo atop this entry shows how the top of the stool had cracked and it was when JuanV unscrewed it from the base, that we discovered writing on the bottom (as seen in the second image) now I'm curious if was once part of a whiskey barrel.

The end result can be seen in the next picture which features my former stool now serving as a stand for my Coral Bells Heuchea plant.

This is not the first time Juan had turned a rundown piece of furniture into a plant stand.

Back in 2010, when the wood serving as a top for an outdoor table rotted, he pulled the wood out and used the base as a plant stand which first supported the container for my Acer palmatum (AKA 'Shisitatsu' Sawa). That tree has since died and now the aforementioned stand supports the container housing my Contorted Hazelnut.

Repurposing things is the subject of prior post here on BloggerTurning the Tables in Garden Decor and it is what I'm offering in this segement of Wednesday's Wisdom.

However I offer much more wisdom in my three volume series hard-cover book series, Words In Our Beak.

This is a photo of my three volume book series, "Words In Our Beak." Information re the books is another one of my blog  posts @

The goal of these books is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in a rooftop urban garden (mine) in New York City, my story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. 

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