I was recently inspired by this pitchfork table, however, with my limited knowledge of woodworking and power tools, no, I didn't make a pitchfork table.
But, it just so happens that meat forks are in ready supply at the thrift shops. Like this one for $1.
Or these for $1, and the pie pans for $2.
I also picked up this flower bowl for 50 cents. I think it's called a monkey pod bowl. I spray painted it, and then distressed it. I was looking for a project to use the little bowl.
Assembly of my fork/pans was pretty easy.
My husband helped with this part. He drilled a hole in the top of the fork handle and in the pie pan.
The pie pan and the fork handle tops are not perfectly flush, so you will need a washer to level the pan before you screw it to the fork handle.
Do not buy the flimsy forks like this one. It didn't really work on the pie pans, so we attached the little bowl to this one.
The flimsy fork worked fine for the wooden bowl. When you push the fork into the dirt, remember that it can't slide straight in because the fork is at a slight angle. Push it into the dirt on a slight diagonal.
The meat fork/pie pan marriage works pretty well. They stand all by themselves. The washboard is just there for a vignette backdrop.
The meat fork/pan can hold a small vintage item like this galvanized pitcher. (Just not too heavy. I tried a terra cotta flower pot with dirt and a flower inside, and it was too heavy and a little tippy.)
But the fork/pie pan can be used as a succulent planter too. Putting the dirt right in the pie pan works the best.
This little wire birds'nest basket also worked inside the pie pan.
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