The word “redneck” usually has an unfavorable meaning, suggesting a lack of refinement and elegance when referring to a person or thing. Nevertheless, there are some ideas that fall under this category that are pretty smart, although they may not look aesthetically pleasing. Today, we present multiple solutions that are often considered redneck and may surprise you with their ingenuity, despite some potential drawbacks.
If it Works, it Works
In case your shoe ends up with a big hole, the most effective solution would be repairing it. However, if you are unable to pay for the repair or lack the time to buy a new one, you can always count on waterproof tape.
Of course, it may not enhance your fashion style, but if you’re contemplating something like this, then it’s likely that you’re willing to trade appearance for practicality.
To the Maximum Degree
Have you ever had the feeling that your office chair was not capable of supporting your weight when you wanted to recline and unwind? This unconventional solution, although it may appear like an unsuccessful steampunk contraption, can easily resolve this issue. We are confident that it has the capacity to hold anyone.
Having stated this, it makes us question the person who would put in so much effort to accomplish this task. It appears to be quite laborious. However, creating your own constructions in this manner may ultimately result in significant cost savings.
The Welder’s Wrench
The art of welding involves joining unconventional metal parts in a functional manner. However, if there is a shortage of metal in the required size or shape, it may be challenging to find a solution. This creative approach, utilized existing wrenches to make up for the shortage.
I agree that it may appear impractical to use a high-quality wrench in this manner. However, it is clear that these wrenches are effective in achieving the desired outcome, even though they were not designed for this specific purpose.
No Other Option
We must acknowledge that we do not have enough information to understand why this unfortunate individual has a garage located in such an unfavorable spot. However, irrespective of the motive, we can confidently conclude that this resourceful yet uncivilized approach is likely imprudent on its own.
Without much effort, a minor error of tire misalignment during your parking or leaving can result in a dreadful mishap. It is highly recommended to have a complete ramp or bridge instead of taking such chances.
If You Don’t Mind the Germs
We understand that when you’re hungry, you’re in need of food. However, among the various surfaces that are suitable for cooking steaks, the back of your trailer is likely one of the least ideal options. Although it’s possible that you keep your trailer immaculate, we suspect that most individuals do not.
However, if you were really craving for steak and had no other alternatives, we acknowledge that this method could be considered a smart way to accomplish your goal. However, it may be perceived as a form of unsophisticated or rustic creativity.
One Way to Mount a TV
Installing a TV can be a difficult task, especially if you no longer have the TV mount. This can be a major predicament, particularly if you are trying to save money. However, this unconventional solution may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it is quite brilliant.
In any case, the straps are designed to support much heavier objects than the TV, so there is no need to be concerned about it falling. However, it was probably frustrating to adjust it to the perfect angle.
The Height of Luxury
Although many individuals cannot bear the expense of a hot tub or jacuzzi, with sufficient resourcefulness, one can create a comparable experience. It may not compare to a professionally made model, yet it is certainly an improvement on having nothing at all.
There are some improvements that can be made to this setup. One of the additions could be a good quality television in the vicinity to provide entertainment. However, it’s important to make sure that all the wires are kept away from the unstable pool to avoid any potential hazards.
Making Do With What You Have
Do you have a car you no longer need but can’t sell? Do you desire a bike with a cool passenger seat? How about combining both by using your welding skills to make your own customized vehicle?
Although we acknowledge that it’s quite impressive, we can’t help but question whether such a vehicle would be considered street-legal. Would law enforcement personnel be required to stop you while driving this? This may be due to the lack of involvement of experts in ensuring its quality.
Not the Greatest, But it Fits
Although wheelchairs can be costly, it can be frustrating if you require one for yourself or someone close to you. Nevertheless, creating your own wheelchair is not as difficult as it seems, since it’s essentially a chair with wheels, which is not overly complicated.
However, we are uncertain if we would want to use a chair with such a fragile appearance, but it’s possible that its appearance is misleading. It’s possible that it’s highly durable, but we don’t think so, to be honest.
Drying Your Shoes
Drying wet shoes can be a difficult task, particularly if you don’t have access to a dryer. However, by employing some inventive techniques and creativity, such as using a hairdryer and PVC pipes, you may be able to achieve success in the matter.
The above statement implies that PVC pipes are highly versatile and useful objects. The speaker recommends having them in the household just like an emergency kit as it would be a wise decision.
Let the Air In
When it comes to clever uses of PVC pipes, there is an instance where it was utilized to enable air conditioning in a car that may not have it. We sympathize with the fact that car repairs can be costly and unexpected, which is why this solution may have been necessary.
Although it may not perform as efficiently as an actual air conditioner, it can provide a lot more comfort than being stuck in a hot and humid car. While rolling down the windows may help, it often results in a draft right in your face.
For the Children
In case your children are fond of outdoor activities, they might request you to construct a certain plaything for them someday. In such a situation, the seesaw can prove to be an excellent option owing to its simplistic design.
Ensuring the proper balance is essential as an imbalance can ruin the entire system. However, it seems that this seesaw might not have been designed with weight distribution in mind. Even so, it is possible that it is already well-balanced.
Redneck innovation is not like regular innovation, of which necessity is the mother. No, redneck innovation can happen just because. Using a lift to cook a turkey is one such example of redneck innovation that didn’t really need to happen.
We’re sure these guys could have found another way to achieve what they are doing right here, but at the same time, why not have fun with it? They just have to hope the boss won’t be upset with them for using their equipment like this.
The Value of a Stick
Sticks may seem like simple objects, but truthfully, there’s a lot you can do with a stick. Provided you can find one of the appropriate size and shape, you can get it to fill in for a lot of more sophisticated parts. Well, the part being replaced here isn’t that advanced, but you get our drift.
We’re not sure where you would actually get a replacement for that part of your refrigerator, so this might not actually be a terrible idea, so long as you picked a stick that’s clean.
Clearing the Roads
If you live in a place where it snows a lot, you may often find yourself unable to drive around freely. You often have to rely on the city government to clear the roads, but they don’t always get the job done well, on time, or at all.
If you have somewhere to go and you just can’t wait, you might have to use some redneck engineering to outfit your car for the job. It might not be the safest, but when all else fails, you do what you got to do.
Mobile Fire Pit
Having a fire pit is nice and all, especially in cold areas, but the major drawback is the fact that they cannot be moved, so your warm abode only exists in one place. But, what if you could move your firepit around? With some redneck engineering, you can.
Well, to be fair, it’s not like there’s actually that much engineering going on here since it’s really just a wheelbarrow with some flames involved. But, at the end of the day, it’s a pretty clever solution to a problem.
Making Your Own Tools
When you bring your own lunch to work, you may bring some items that require a utensil to eat. If you forget your utensil and there are none available at work, you’ll have to get creative. With the right tools, you could even make your own utensils!
This redneck solution may be simple, but realistically, most people wouldn’t even think to do something like this, so from our point of view, it really does strike us as genius! But, maybe just bring a spoon next time.
The Double-Decker Couch
Having a lot of friends can make it pretty tough to cram everyone into one room, especially if there’s only one TV for everyone to focus on. But, with the right degree of redneck engineering, you can solve that problem!
Now, you would have to make doubly sure that everything is sturdy here — because it would be pretty dangerous to have people sitting directly above one another like this. If you know what you’re doing, though, everyone can be safe and comfortable!
Washing Clothes on the Go
Some redneck solutions are undeniably clever, but we still have to wonder if they are actually legal. For instance, this is a solution for washing clothes on display right here, in which the idea is to tumble those clothes in this container while the vehicle is driving around.
It’s pretty nifty, but would you really be allowed to do this? We can’t help but feel that something like this would be a potential hazard to other drivers on the road, so the cops might have to stop you if they see something like this.
A Means of Redirection
You need your gutters and pipes to direct water from your rooftop in certain directions. But, if your gutters are damaged or too short to direct properly, you will once again have to find a way to get creative. You’d be surprised at what actually works!
Shoes and boots actually have a lot more uses than people think they do, if you just convince yourself to view them as potential tools for things beyond their intended purpose. That’s the crux of redneck science!
Recycling at Its Finest
We live in a world that needs more recycling. With way too much trash lying around, finding cool ways to turn that trash into something useful is something everyone should try to do. This is one example of how you could turn something as simple as tires into a chair.
Now admittedly, this kind of aesthetic isn’t for everyone, but even so, it’s a great idea. Of course, if you don’t have this kind of creativity in regards to tires, you can always fall back on the classic tire swing idea.
The Future of Automobiles
Remember when we talked about car modifications possibly being non-street legal? This is one that we really aren’t sure about, especially since it involves two cars being welded together to make a six-door car. You don’t see that every day.
But, would it actually be illegal? After all, it’s just a long car, and that’s hardly any different than a bus or a limo. Then again, we suppose the engineering behind this monstrosity could be suspect.
If You Don’t Want to Lick It
Envelopes still get used quite a lot these days, and that means there’s a need to seal them closed. For decades, people have done that with their tongues, which is kind of troubling if you think about it. But, if you don’t want to do that, you can always do something like this instead.
As long as it is an unused band-aid, everything is fine and it seems a lot more sanitary. Although now we have to wonder how exactly envelopes from businesses and whatnot are sealed…
Making Your Own Showerhead
And now, we once again discuss the wonders of PVC pipe. With it and a few tools, you really can do almost anything. This time around, the redneck engineering division found a way to turn such pipes into a pretty effective shower head.
Now, we’ll admit that it isn’t very pretty, but if you cared more about functionality than you did looks, something like that would be a secondary concern anyway. One way or another, it’s pretty clever.
Maybe Just Put it Off?
There are some times when your kid needs a bath. But, when you have no water service in your home, that’s probably not a great time to give your kid a bath. They could probably wait for a little bit, right? Just seems like a hassle.
Of course, we don’t know exactly how dirty that kid was, so maybe we don’t have any room to talk. Maybe they absolutely needed a bath no matter what, and this mother just did what she had to do.
A Brand New Paintjob
You may not be able to tell at first glance, but the car in this picture is actually covered in duct tape. Thing is, it actually looks unreasonable good for what it is, considering how hard it is to even identify it. We assume that their usual paint job just wasn’t holding up.
We have questions about how this duct tape covering would hold up in the rain or extreme heat, but presumably, that hasn’t been an issue for this particular driver thus far.
Basic But Genius
Some redneck ideas are truly amazing even if they are simple on the surface. For instance, take into consideration this image. Having to make boat repairs without a dry dock means having to work on the water, which can be a serious problem.
But, these geniuses figured that all they had to do was put an umbrella on the surface of the water, which would be capable of catching any nuts or bolts that fell out of their hands. That’s super clever!
We’re not sure why this hand sanitizer needs to be held up like this, but as far as making that happens goes, this is a pretty clever way to do that. You will probably note that PVC pipe is the hero of the day again. Their versatility is kind of akin to Lego bricks!
We firmly believe that PVC pipes bring out the inner craftsman in all of us, making it much easier to get creative and build interesting things. It’s perfect for so many projects!
Making Your Own Lock
Sometimes, you just need to make your own lock. How you go about making that happen depends on just how creative you can be and what items you have on hand. Just take a look at this clever redneck build.
If you were really determined to get into this gate, there are definitely ways you could make it happen, but for the most part, this would keep out your average intrepid adventurer. That means it’s good enough!
The Comfort of Your Ride
We don’t recommend riding a bike barefoot for the most part, but if you’re determined to do something like that, you may as well get nifty and find a way to make it as comfortable as possible. This kid already has his redneck engineering degree, clearly.
We don’t know where he got the carpet from, but presumably, he had some spare carpet to add to his bike pedals with the consent of his parents. The real question is, how exactly did he attach it?
Living His Best Life
Have you ever felt like you just weren’t relaxing to your fullest potential? Like you could relax in an even more hardcore manner than you already do? Well if you take a look at this guy, you’ll realize that such a feeling is justified.
Redneck engineering this may be, but no one can deny that this guy is living his best life and relaxing way harder than any of the rest of us. Frankly, it’s impressive that he’s managed this achievement.
DIY Workshop Bike
Buying a bike can be expensive, and building one can be too if you’re making it of the usual materials. But, what if you made it out of wood? Well, first of all, you’d better hope the construction is very good, lest it falls apart while you’re on the road.
If you’re confident in your carpentry skills, though, you can give it a go. We’re just going to hazard a guess and say that this redneck build is probably not something you could take on the road.
Keeping the Bandits at Bay
There are a lot of animals out there that are keen on raiding your trash, which can often create a mess you don’t want to deal with around your home. Unfortunately, these animals tend to be pretty crafty. But, with some redneck engineering, you can keep them at bay.
Admittedly, this isn’t a super clever build making use of things you would never expect, but it’s still a neat way to solve a problem that a lot of people wouldn’t even think of under normal circumstances.
We Make Do
The difference between a hammer and a mallet is actually pretty slight, but that just means it is easier to make a mallet out of a hammer if you have to! After all, the main thing about a mallet is that it’s rubberized, so you can make that happen pretty easily.
Adding a bunch of rubber bands to a hammer is admittedly pretty redneck, but if it works, is there any reason to complain about it? Especially since it’s practically free to make it yourself?
Do it for the Customer
If you’re a chauffeur who has to drive a customer around, there are a lot of things you have to do in order to make the ride as comfortable for them as possible. That can be hard to do at the best of times, but it can be even harder if the front and back are separated.
This driver found a neat, albeit very redneck, way to get the airflow back there to the passenger. It might not look the best, but it gets the job done. Better than nothing, at any rate.
We Can Make it Work
One annoying thing about batteries is the fact that they’re usually not interchangeable. You usually can’t fit different batteries into the wrong slot. But, with a bit of redneck ingenuity, you can make it work. This is just one way to do it.
We’re not actually sure what type of container that is, but the notion of wrapping the smaller battery in something so it fits a bigger slot is actually pretty darn smart, don’t you think?
When the Heat Goes Out
There are some landlords out there who tend to get a little cheap when winter sets in. After all, it costs a lot of money to heat an apartment, so many landlords would turn it down or off and leave tenants to suffer.
This might save you some money, but there are some tenants out there who are creative enough to find ways around this. Those ways may not be particularly safe, though. It looks like an accident waiting to happen.
When an Emergency Happens
One day, you’re mowing the lawn when the steering wheel suddenly breaks. Whoops! Well, you don’t want to just leave your lawn half-finished, right? What do you do? You have to find some way to continue operating the vehicle around, right?
A plank of wood and some nails can actually do the job pretty well if you manage to connect them to the right parts of the lawnmower. It probably wouldn’t be particularly comfortable to drive it around, but at least the lawn can be finished!
Make Your Own Washers
You need washers for a lot of different things when it comes to construction and mechanics, but it’s easy to lose washers or just not have enough of them. If you have a drill, however, you can actually make your own washers out of pennies! Neat.
And when you think about it, it would actually be more cost-effective to turn pennies into washers than to go and buy your own washers, wouldn’t it? It’s a pretty good trade since washers would cost a little more.
Better Than a Leash
Dogs tend to be pretty solid escape artists, so it can be pretty difficult to keep them contained. However, with enough redneck creativity, there are ways you can secure your pet in the yard. They might be weird ways, but they can work.
It appears to be a spoon attached to the dog’s body harness, which will keep it from getting out of thin vertical holes in barriers. That’s pretty clever, though, even if it looks kind of silly.