If it works, it’s not stupid. Scroll down for a collection of dumb and yet simultaneously genius solutions to everyday problems that creative people have came up with. They might not be the most conventional ways to go about things, but if you are not as concerned about aesthetics as you are about saving money or doing the grunt work yourself, there’s nothing wrong with these masterpieces.
These photos come from r/RedneckEngineering subreddit that was created back in 2013 and has amassed hundreds of thousands of members since then. It’s full of images of trucks with unthinkable modifications and plumbing solutions that appear to be verging on dangerous, this subreddit is a treasure trove of redneck innovations. As the founder of subreddit explained, it all started with a picture he saw online of which featured a couple of rednecks floating on a makeshift picnic table/boat on a lake. He realized that there must be countless other redneck creations out there, so he created a space to gather them all.
The founder of r/RedneckEngineering subreddit points out that redneck engineering does not require special tools or expensive materials. “The things you can do with duct tape and zip ties alone is amazing. Plus it doesn’t need to look good as long as it works right,” he said. But he was sure to add some sage advice as well: “Don’t die, please.” That last piece of advice would be extremely valuable to the guys you see right above this text. Putting an electrical outlet on slippers and floating it in a pool seems to be a really dumb way to end your life…
11 thoughts on “Funny Examples of Redneck Engineering”
Some very clever ideas!
The electric drill with the spirit level is a stroke of genius!
Why the heck isn’t this standard in all electric drills?
I agree with the drill and leveler. Why have not any of the big manufacturers produced this. I guess I need to go to the drawing board.
Loved the tire chair! Great way of recycling
Great stuff. Loved the tire chair — with drinks holder, no less. Quite beautiful in its way. But that pizza-heater is bound to get somebody into serious trouble. :))
I think I liked the taco holders best.
🤔 If you find yourself impressed and agreeing with what was done in any of these photos… you might be a redneck
Many drill motors do have built-in levels to keep the drill straight.
The extension cord and power strip in the pool is Darwinian!
I love the truck driver with the window pool noodle. Clever!
Seems like it would be cheaper/easier to simply buy the proper equipment in most cases than to use these hacks. Although the pickup hot tub is pretty impressive…