Vet2Be said, "Leave it to a farmer to get what they need by thinking creatively!"
I thought a log carrier was a great idea, but thought I could do something similar from a recycled canvas or heavy fabric bag. It would cost less and I would have the satisfaction of recycling and re-purposing something!
Since I had just given all my extra bags to the thrift store a few months ago, I headed back to the thrift store to see what I could find.
I looked for a bag that:
- was made of the same fabric that backpacks are made of
- had straps that went under the bottom of the bag
- had one seam on each side
|This should work perfectly and it was only $2!|
|Since this bag had corner seams, I took those seams out.|
|The fabric is really thick so it was easy to use a utility knife to take the stitches out.|
|This is what it looks like after taking the corner stitches out.|
|Next I turned the bag inside out so I could take out the side seams. I could have cut the side seams off, but it was really easy to rip the stitches out of the fabric, so that's what I did.|
|Here's the bag with the side seams opened.|
|I happened to have a dowel on hand for the top support. This is my favorite way to cut a dowel--a pair of rose pruners!|
|One support dowel for each side.|
|I doubled the handles a little bit (about 10") because most log carriers have shorter handles.|
|Then I sent Vet2Be out to get wood for the fire.|
|He likes it much better than carrying the wood into the house in his arms!|