|Project by michaeljohn||posted 02-22-2011 10:46 AM||1869 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
This is an oriental style bridge I built across our Koi pond. Made of Mahogany. Needs a marine varnish yearly to keep its color. The handrail is actually three thin boards lamanated together. Used clamps after lamanating to secure the curve.
Koi Pond is approximately 30 ft across with about 25 Koi ranging in size from 18” to 24”.
Building behind pond is an Aviary for approximately 50 Finch birds. Picture of one of our African Finches. Front and back of building is heavy gauge wire (due to Raccoons). Sides of building are plywood. In winter we place old sliding door glass panels in front and back of Aviary to protect from cold. Glass panels set up to slide in and lock. Someone asked about black water tank near bridge in one of the pictures. That is there to catch rain water and we have another under our deck. Use it to add water to Pond when needed.
-- Mike, Aptos, Calif.