|Project by DustBeard||posted 06-11-2015 05:43 PM||1909 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a small 5 gallon barrel that I fashioned into a rain barrel. It really looked like junk, especially since the only way into our back yard is to walk right past it. I was given some hardwood scraps from a friend that makes flooring. What better way to use up a bunch of narrow strips of wood?....A barrel cover! After some trial and error I figured out that a 3.10 degree bevel on both sides of every vertical piece would give me a tight circle, big enough to fit over the barrel. I used TiteBond 3 glue for its water resistant quality. It’s finished with several coats of spray lacquer. The transition from the downspout to the jug is a piece of old motorcycle inner tube. It has been outside for a couple weeks now and it seems to be holding up just fine. Now it’s the first thing people comment on when we have friends over for backyard BBQ’s and whatnot. The common comment is “It’s to nice for outside” I’m very pleased with how well it turned out. Thanks for your interest.