One of the most simple pleasures in life is taking the time to braid your horse’s hair.
We’ve put together a few of the most interesting photos and ideas. Some are complex, some are easy, and some aren’t exactly braids at all – but they’re all interesting and inspiring.
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Creative, Clever uses for old Baling Twine
1. Make a door mat.
This is definitely the work of someone who is very skilled (and has a lot of different colours of baling twine). Definitely a show-piece of twine mastery to work your way up to.
Find out how to make a baling twine welcome mat here.
The simplest and easiest way to make use of baling twine. Just thread it through your shoes and you’re ready to go.
Great for fixing up a broken set of laces.
3. A halter.
This is certainly one to be careful of – the twine could be too rough against your horses skin. But if you’re in emergency need of a halter and all you have is baling twine – this is a solution.
4. A hay feeder.
Grab an old barrel, remove the bottom and attach a hand-woven baling twine net.
That’s all there is to it.
5. A lead.
This one requires a bit of braiding and weaving skill, but it makes a very professional-looking lead that can be quite useful.
Definitely worth experimenting with this idea.
Complete honesty: these are not the most attractive shoes I have seen in my entire like.
But if you found yourself bare-footed in a barn with twine and hours to spare, they might be exactly what you need.
7. A woven chair.
Chairs are often woven from wicker or straw – why not do the same with baling twine? This simple pattern looks neat, tidy, and isn’t too difficult.
8. A crochet mandala mat.
Anything that can be made from rope or wool can pretty much be made from baling twine. This beautiful mat would make a very nice addition to any barn (or any home, for that matter).
These are adorable, a very nice addition to the outdoors spring decor.
Just make sure your horse doesn’t find them!
10. A hay net.
Using some simple knotting techniques, you can put together a rough hay net to suspend for your horses.
See exactly how you can do this here.
READ MORE: How much it costs to build an indoor arena.
Farm Machinery Sheds
How much does it cost to build a farm machinery shed?
The average farm machinery shed costs $59,771. They range in price from $10,000 to $200,000 & the price depends on the scale of the shed.
See below for a more detailed break-down of costs:
We’ve calculated these figures as a rough estimate & a starting point to most projects:
Farm Shed Kit – $3,500 – $28,000
These range in size from a garage for a single car to a large equipment shed.
Farm Shed Permit – Approx. $900
There is also warranty insurance of $750 if the job is worth more than $12,000. (Central Steel Build is a registered builder).
Farm Shed Footing – $400 – $1900
Including concreting & digging.
Shed construction – $1,200 – $9,000
Including scissor lift & cranes (if necessary)
Concrete Slab – Approx. $70 – $80 m2
What can Central Steel Build build?
Absolutely anything. We have designers and engineers in house that can work with your exact needs. We fabricate our components in our Kyneton warehouse, so we’re able to build the exact size of shed or building that you need for your farm.
Is there much paperwork involved?
We take care of every single bit of paperwork. We’re registered builders, so we’re able to take care of building permits on your behalf. We know our customers don’t want to spend time with these kinds of documents, so we handle it all on behalf of our clients.
Can I see your previous work?
Absolutely. We would be more than happy to speak to a past client and take you to their place to see our work. We’ve done everything from heavy machinery sheds & hay sheds to industrial grain sheds & shearing sheds.
We even built part of the Stockman’s Hall Of Fame.
You can also see the locations of our buildings & sheds on the map below:
Can I see some photos of your work?
Yes, you can! The best way to do that is to download a brochure, where we’ve put together a collection of our best photos.
You can also have a look at some of our buildings online.