I wouldn't use yard sticks. maybe a butcher block top, but I love the old sewing machine base! An antique Singer treadle sewing machine base finds new life as a table with the addition of vintage yardsticks nailed to an oak top.
Gallon of water, 1 chopped onion add to gal of water. let it sit under the sun for and spray it over your veg plants, n flowers to keep bugs from eating the leaves. (I read this in magazine from old sturbridge village. Cant recall what year.