We have a pig problem; javalinas–desert pigs–love to eat plants, even ones with thorns. I’ve been wanting raised planters, but finally realized I could repurpose the ratty patio set that was supposed to have been posted on freecycle a while ago.
Chair with no seat
Painted with leftover gate paint
With a big pot (measure the seat opening, and choose a tapered pot with a base a couple inches smaller than the opening, and with a rim a couple inches bigger.). Put some rocks in the bottom for extra stability.
With a cactus rescued from the pigs.
And the table, which got the old glass top from our dining table.
It hasn’t been painted because some doves built a nest in one of the plants. The unstable top is strapped on with recycled gate cable.