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01/06/2014 at 12:32

I personally love making music and I love gardening. 

Today i looked at one of my old guitars and it looked like some over tuned the strings and it is broken. Im not too fussed about fixing it but I would love to reuse it in the garden. 

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas what I can do or any links to create a cool thing to incorporate my love of my two hobbies, while making it strong enough to last a couple of years without getting destroyed 


01/06/2014 at 13:08

That's a lovely idea.  However it could be difficult to preserve for very long. It may be possible to varnish the outside but what about the hole if water gets inside (hole - technical speak).  If you could build a small bandstand you could keep water out and find old scrap instruments to grow things in and around, using containers for the plants.  Sorry I'm getting fanciful now but it looks great in my mind

01/06/2014 at 13:13

Spray the inside with something waterproof and grow stuff in it?  Something with a musical connection that my brain is too addled to think of?

01/06/2014 at 13:52

so fair I have screwed it to the fence, I am going to connect some strings to the trellis where I have Honeysuckle and Nasturtiums to looks like the plants are coming the guitar itself.

 Inside the hole I used, as a temporary mesaure, some of the plastic covering from a bamboo fencing packaging  to cover inside the hole to prevent any water for now. I will get to waterproof spray tomorrow  and some drain pipes and some hollowed out bamboo from the hardware store and glue the drainpipe to the back with added drainage holes just incase. Then cut up the bamboo for bees and bugs to live in. 

or something along them lines 


01/06/2014 at 14:03


01/06/2014 at 15:18

Looks really great!  How about growing some string beans up it?

I'll get me coat!

01/06/2014 at 16:14


You obviously had a plan in mind which is great.  My only thought is that it could be at an angle (as though being played)     

01/06/2014 at 16:23
Such a lovely idea to reuse the guitar. I have used drum sticks with string to make a garden line marker....also doubles as a dibber. Is it the only Chad Smith Funkblaster garden tool in the World?
01/06/2014 at 17:21


01/06/2014 at 17:28
LesleyK wrote (see)


You obviously had a plan in mind which is great.  My only thought is that it could be at an angle (as though being played)  


That was my first thought. 

01/06/2014 at 18:14

Would you be interested in altering it a little? With a bigger hole I can sort of imagine some trailing plants sort of spilling out of the sound hole(?) I'm imagining some white bacopa or lobelia for some reason, with dark foliage, reminiscent of sheet music? I only suggest opening up the sound hole thing just so there's more light and room for them to tumble, but I suppose if you put enough compost in then there's not much call to open it really. Bacopa is very small, but plentiful, I bought one for 89p and it's grown in size a lot already. Maybe a climbing ivy may find itself wrapping its way up the fretboard too... Can you tell I love this idea??

01/06/2014 at 18:21

I've done some digging and found some photos...

 Someone's growing strawbs in this one,

 Not a guitar, but, well you get the idea,

 my personal favourite! And you could even carry on the rockery theme with this!


01/06/2014 at 20:49

my next one will be a Ukulele im a very big fan of them 

@Ceres I tried it with a drumstick too but it was more of a Will Ferrell Funkblaster Tool ( insert rimshot ) lol

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