A few years ago we found a picnic table in need of repairs (the seating plank on one side was missing) in a junk heap. We brought it home, fixed the seat, gave it a coat of paint, and began enjoying dinners on the lawn.
Fast-forward four years, and the top is starting to rot. Using some other pieces of wood gleaned from cull piles here and there, Deus Ex Machina repaired it today. My daughters gave it a fresh coat of paint using some leftover pale yellow and pastel purple we used in another project.
And, voila! We have a new (old) picnic table to start out our outdoor season.
The wood scraps from the table repair will be used to make a potato tower - as we are ever experimenting with increasing our yields.