Surplus items stock shop
Loran Wilson faced a big decision: Could he afford to build a new shop?
Heeding good advice from his wife, Kathy, he decided that over time, it would be a good investment.
The Orleans farmer and cattle producer is still putting the finishing touches on features inside his new farm shop.
What makes Wilson’s shop interesting is how he took items picked up at school surplus sales and other inexpensive sources and converted them into storage and useful tools for his shop.
This thrifty approach not only held down his costs on shop equipment, but also helped give new life to items no longer serving their intended purpose. Otherwise, they were headed for the county dump.
Here’s a look inside Wilson’s shop.
This article published in the March, 2012 edition of INDIANA PRAIRIE FARMER.