Outdoor Fountain

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Project by Lockwatcher posted 08-22-2011 03:19 AM 2664 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this fountain project for a number of years. This year, I added a set of granite millstones. The millstones weigh 80 lbs. each…that meant having to add rebar and do some woodworking in order to be able to support them. Rubbermaid trash can lids were cut and fit into the space below each of the millstones as a water catch tray.

All of the wood is Cedar fence pickets – this will allow me to build another one of these for very little cost as this one wears out.

You can see a short video of the finished item here…

Not quite an entertainment center…well actually, it is…

I am working on a blog with more details…

- Ken C / Lockwatcher -

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 03:44 AM

Holy cow thats AWESOME!!!! I wish I had one of those. Id sit and watch it for hours

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 04:59 AM

add some fish and put some edible gardens above to increase the conversation…no fertilizers needed =)

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 05:21 AM

As to the edible garden…

There are various peppers growing behind the main water trough….

Also, I have everything from Oregan, Basil, Rosemary, & even Lavender growing at strategic locations…right now I even have some volunteer corn growing (from birdseed!)

The rest of the plants are ground cover…

Ken C / Lockwatcher

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 05:05 PM

That’s some project.Beautiful and artistic.

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#5 posted 08-22-2011 05:38 PM

Nice !, Real nice. . . The Stargate is a nice touch too.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#6 posted 08-22-2011 05:45 PM

You have your own Stargate! How cool is that!

-- Upstate South Carolina Woodworker

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 04:48 AM

Yeah, had to include the Stargate! (it’s a resin model I found on Ebay)

Ken C / Lockwatcher

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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#8 posted 08-23-2011 04:43 PM


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#9 posted 09-15-2011 06:32 AM

i need to pee…just kidding…great stuff…I have been wanting to build a fountain into our trellis/bench project but have too many other things…

did you line or paint the wood with anything…i was told there are special paints to line the wood that protcet the wood…?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 12-24-2011 11:28 AM

Wow! Very nice!

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