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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

A couple recent low-bucks projects:

I was tired of tying a tarp over the pedestal. The pedestal cover project used about 3/4 yard of Sunbrella I had left over. It was just barely enough for the top piece. For the under side I bought some cheapo outdoor canvas at the local fabric store. The color match isn't perfect, but it's close enough. Cost: about $10.

Last season I removed the suede wheel cover that was disintegrating in a couple places. My daughter and I wrapped the wheel in 300' of paracord. I think the navy coordinates well with the rest of the canvas, and I hope it will stay cleaner than white would. Cost: about $25.

This spring the top of the pedestal cover was beginning to wear through where we grab it. Enter the pieces of suede from the wheel cover that were too good to throw away. It was already perfectly shaped to fit, and the holes made it very easy to sew. Cost: free.



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