We here at the Reid household have been going back and forth on this one all summer – do we want to make our own rain barrels or just buy some already made? Our current barrels are over 10 years old. One is split down the side, the other is bowing out at the bottom, giving it a decidedly tippy demeanor.
We can’t find what we want locally, but the risk with making one is that it doesn’t function quite right. And finding a good, cheap source for 55 gallon barrels is somewhat of a challenge, too.
But should you decide you want to make your own, Des Moines Juice has recently posted a set of instructions.