How can I reuse or recycle washing machine drums?

Washing machine drum turned into an ottomanWe’ve had an email from Nathalie, telling us about the fab ottoman she made from an old washing machine drum (links includes full instructions). She also links to another site where one has been turned into a floor lamp – very cool.

Involving less crafts, I’ve also seen them used as planters in allotments (since the holes let excess water drain away) and an outside toy bin in a garden – so they’re obviously versatile little chaps but has anyone else got any other suggestions?

(Image courtesy of Nathalie and Esprit Cabane)

(Oh, and we got a mention on Zaproot yesterday – a cool eco-show. If you’re already here, you already know about us of course but still, it’s nice to be mentioned.)

Related Categories

household, items, technology

Search for other related items



60 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle washing machine drums?”


  1. Thanks for the good writeup. It actually
    used to be a amusement account it. Glance complex to more added agreeable
    from you! However, how can we be in contact?

  2. Your flight must stay within the Campus Cruiser borders
    Please note, extreme surge fares will not be covered.

  3. I relish, result in I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for.
    You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have
    a nice day. Bye

  4. It’s hard to find experienced people in this particular topic, but you sound
    like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  5. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally
    educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about.
    I am very happy I found this during my hunt for something concerning this.

  6. evernote.com says:

    This was the first thing that a person of my buddies
    did when his girlfriend decided to dump him.

  7. I blog quite often and I truly thank you for your information. The
    article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take
    a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about
    once per week. I opted in for your RSS feed as well.

  8. Previously this summer, Cory Tschogl’s attempt to rent
    her home utilizing Airbnb developed into a nightmare when her
    visitor, a male going by Maksym, chose not to leave after asking for a refund on the 2nd day of a 44-day reservation, Business Insider’s Julie Bort reported.

  9. At this time it sounds like BlogEngine is the preferred blogging platform out
    there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  10. This is the right blog for everyone who wishes to understand
    this topic. You realize a whole lot its
    almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will
    need to?HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a subject that has been discussed for ages.
    Great stuff, just wonderful!



Leave a Reply

Your name
Your email (it will not be published. If you want people to contact you, leave your email address in the message too.)
Your website (if you've got one)