Waterfall wall hanging.

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Project by woodspyder posted 07-20-2009 02:00 AM 1342 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 1st posted project.

This project started about 10, yes ten years ago, as an anniversary gift for my wife. She says I procrastinate!!! Doesn’t she have a lot of nerve? I have taken a lot of ribbing from her about it.

The frame is clear, straight grained redwood with doweled corners. The body of the “falls” are floor tiles on a thin marine-ply backer board. The bottom tray and the top flashing are hand made from copper. It uses a small fountain pump and is very pleasing to hear. I did not use any finish on it and am not sure if I should?
Overall dimensions are 19” x 38” x 4” It is mounted on a French cleat for easy removal if needed.

Questions and/or comments are welcome.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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#1 posted 07-20-2009 02:26 AM

Well done! It is there… in the background, unobtrusive… doing its thing. As to finishing? It is a personal choice. Let it weather and see how SHE likes it… then you can always make her another AND you can impress her by making the next anniversary gift in HALF the time. :)

Yeah, this hits close to home… the plant table I made for her took about 10 years to get around to…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 07-20-2009 03:44 AM

Sorry, Woodspyder, but I have to disagree with her; for were it truly in your nature to procrastinate, she would STILL not have the fountain. ;)

Very nice.

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#3 posted 07-20-2009 04:04 PM

Nice, but I got you beat on procrastination. The blanket chest my wife wants was declared shortly before we married. We celebrate 11 years this OCT.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 07-20-2009 04:08 PM

great project unique and well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-20-2009 04:33 PM

Cool project, Is that a power or water line going to it?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#6 posted 07-20-2009 05:20 PM

Very cool…Thanks for posting your project. I personally would put a finish on (Spar PolyU) it, but that is just me. I love mixing in electronics, mechanicals, etc. into wood woorking projects.

-- enjoy your wood...

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#7 posted 07-21-2009 01:28 AM

jm82435 It is a power cord. I tried using a battery operated pump but it didn’t have enough guts to lift the water to the top!

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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#8 posted 07-21-2009 03:17 AM

Beautiful, really like it!!! My wife would love one of these. I would probably procrastinate just like you and not get it done for a few years, that’s why I am not going to show this to her…....yet!

Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 07-21-2009 03:23 AM

Nice work…I saw something like that at a shop that sells stuff make in Mexico from old church timbers….They were asking almost $800.00 for it!! Yours is better by the way…I’ll bet it is very soothing…and probably adds some cool air and negative ions to the room….

Very nice! As for procrastination….I still have projects laying around my shop that my better half asked for a loonng loooooong time ago….She says it like the cobler whose family never has shoes…lol.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 08-11-2009 11:22 PM

This is REALLY beautiful Cuz. Your doing beautiful work. After reading Reggiek’s comment…I think you should try and sell some. I can’t wait to see it in person.

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