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Project by trucker12349 posted 02-08-2009 09:22 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not entirely a woodworking projects although we did put in an l shaped ground level deck. We have talked about keeping the wife happy on here a few times. In 2007 I told her that I wanted to use the cellar as a shop and she said OK, as long as I put in a small koi pond for her. The first photo is the un-used seating area that we started with. The second photo is the first pond ( i call it the puddle) that we put in. After a few months she said that the pond really wasn’t big enough, so her and the boys dug a larger pond. The third photo is the finished project along with a new wall system to contain it. We both got something we wanted and enjoy very much. We all worked hard on this project and it shows.





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#1 posted 02-08-2009 09:29 PM

Nice compromise. The pond looks good, and I am sure you enjoy the new shop.

CtL

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#2 posted 02-08-2009 10:07 PM

Actually you were just demonstrating how you got your shop…looks like woodworking to me. If the wife is happy, you are going to be happy too.

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 12:01 AM

Must keep the wife happy Trucker. The alternative is grim indeed. LOL

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#4 posted 02-09-2009 12:13 AM

Beautiful!

Lew

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#5 posted 02-09-2009 07:02 PM

Very nice! I have a modest 1500 gallon pond with 13 koi in it. It’s actually way too small for koi but I have double the filtration and keep it covered to protect from predators (and currently covered to retain heat).

Make sure you keep a netting over the pond, at least 18” above the water level, as heron will hear the water and come for dinner. Even if they can’t carry off the fish, they will try to catch them and may injure them to the point of dying from the injuries. Raccoon are also a problem, as they will sit in the water on shallow ledges to catch the fish. Preventive maintenance will keep everyone from harm.

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