Can you help Salvager Rico Daniels out?

My shed mate Rico (who you may know as the Salvager off the telly) has asked me you the sheddies for help, you can either leave comments or email me and I will pass the details onto Rico.


Hi Guys, I have finally gotten involved with writing the book that so many people have been asking for.

I intend it to cover just about everything to do with salvaging and living a good lifestyle on the cheap .

Trouble is I don’t know everything and don’t really have time to experiment with anything beyond what I’m already busy with.

I need in particular high res pics of interesting versions of gas bottle woodstoves

There should be at least a dozen designs in the book but any good ones out there let me know .

Anyone done anything clever with Salvage let me know.

I will be covering everything from building with clay to home made windmills and of course clever sheds so please help. I particularly want to hear from anybody that has genuinely built a good working windmill from easily sourced salvaged parts .

I will credit all contributors and don’t care if you are in the photos as long as the object is clearly visible. If you want to sell the plans I will say so in the text.

Come on guys this is info that needs to be spread.


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  1. Absolutely love this fella , would love to learn all his skills my house would be a palace of wood work, sadly I’m a bit rubbish at diy but I try!

  2. Good Afternoon!
    I saw you for the first time 2 weeks ago on UK tv & now I can’t get enough. I’m hooked on what you do as I’m a bit of a Mrs Fixit. I watched 6, back to back, episodes & I get it!
    I’m so inspired I’ve restored an old table & am now making a bench for the garden! Just love you!

  3. Just watched one of your Le Salvage programmes, first time, am now watching the Boiler Cupboard one, am really impressed with your step by step guide to show how you create your works of art, albeit useful in the home. You explain what you are doing so clearly. Wish there were a skip in the vicinity, need I say more. Hats off to you Rico, very cleaver man. Here’s to people responding to your request for your new book, but this comment from my good self is just to say thanks, am loving your programmes, thus am now a fan.
    From a 54 year young woman living in Norfolk UK.

  4. hiya rico
    love the shows on tv great stuff, love all the wood work you do, I have just recovered fron a stroke and have built myself a shed out of recycled pallets and ply wood boxes, it took me 4 weeks to build and Ive done it even though my left side was still weak, I call it theraputic work,
    like the bed you made fronm 3×6 posts and scaffold boards, and the book case with doors, im gonna have a go at making that for my home, any more good builds for the future,
    peace colin

  5. Ive got 3 sheds and need a 4th but the wife isnt going to play ball . She needs convincing

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