They say “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” and that is especially true when people don’t have the money to buy something else instead.

But humans have an infinite capacity for creativity, and thank goodness, or there would be no need for the r/redneckengineering subreddit where users post endlessly clever life hacks that people have come up with to solve their most basic problems.

Here are 10 of the best!

1. When you need a new “full coverage” shower head

I never would have thought of this!

Saw this on Instagram. Definitely belongs here.
byu/beetlejules57 inredneckengineering

2. When your truck loses a tire, and you don’t have a spare

I personally wouldn’t want to be driving behind them, but it seems to work.

7 wheels are better than 4?
byu/cold_in_ottawa inredneckengineering

3. When your bike needs to be steered

Who decided bikes needed handlebars anyway??

Hello and welcome to Poland
byu/eggmcgginton inredneckengineering

4. When you want a swimming pool

And you don’t care what it looks like.

My step dad’s new pool.
by inredneckengineering

5. When fancy tools are available…

Whether your needed them or not!

My dad sends me a picture whenever he uses the turkey fryer I bought him. Today, he’s seemingly cooking for the guys at his shop with the help of a 30t overhead crane
by inredneckengineering

6. When you forgot to get a fork

And all you have is office supplies.

Forgot to get a fork for my salad while on the job. Worked perfectly for Chick-fil-A as well. Only took a few zipties and tape
byu/RegisteredSexyBeast inredneckengineering

7. And then you also forgot your spoon

You’re getting good at this, keep going.

When you forget your spoon at home
byu/NoWasExpected inDiWHY

8. When you need a new railing

Hey, if they’re good enough for outdoor fencing, why not indoor?

Stick fix
byu/dustindee inredneckengineering

9. When the A/C just isn’t reaching the back seat

Honestly, that’s just good Southern hospitality right there.

My mum and sisters’ attempt at providing air conditioning in the back for me, it did the trick!
byu/SamboyBbqChipsRock inredneckengineering

10. When your car needs a new paint job

But, again, all you have is office supplies…

car “painted” with duct tape
byu/conspiracy_thug inShitty_Car_Mods

So clever and so fun. I don’t know how people come up with this stuff! I think I would be completely lost.

Have you ever done your own “redneck engineering”? Tell us all about it in the comments!