Let’s hear it for freecycle!

…And, while we’re at it, let’s hear it for Apartment Therapy Re-Nest, one of my favorite green-living blogs. They seem to post about a thousand times per day (I exaggerate, but only a little), so you can bet we’ll be referring to it again on this blog.

See, a while ago I spotted this post, about turning a reclaimed futon frame into a lovely, Japanese-ish front gate for a city house. I don’t live in the city, but I do have a dream of fencing in part of my backyard so as to keep deer out of the garden. When I saw this post, I envisioned doing the same thing, only with three waist-height gates rather than one door-height gate.

Ran it by the other member of my household and he liked the idea too. We agreed we’d start watching freecycle for futon frames. And guess what’s on freecycle THE VERY NEXT MORNING? Two futon frames, in different sizes, offered by the same person. I e-mailed her right away and she says we can have ‘em. And she lives near where I work, so pickup will be tres convenient.

Sometimes it’s dizzying how well these things work out.  We have an awesome, active freecycle community here—truly a rich resource.

What’s been your best freecycle score? Any not-so-happy freecycle stories out there?


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