|Project by Doug||posted 10-31-2012 08:36 PM||1407 views||9 times favorited||7 comments|
I had a tree in my front yard that was dead and needed to be cut down. To avoid removing the stump I decided to cover it with a wishing well. I found the design I wanted. I had order the prints from Woodcraft U-Bild no 371,
which were terribly outdated and offered no new insite to construction methods or tips. However the proportions were useful. In hindsight there a few things I would have done differently, but was able to modify the design to fit my needs and desired outcome. I did use pressure treated lumber. I will apply an oil protective finish in the early spring as to give this project time to completely dry and get a slight peteenia.
I did enjoy fitting the inter-locking joints for the roof. The angles had to be determined by the builder as they are not really given..but you can guesstimate from the patterned plans. I found myself rounding them the whole degress, 30 and 60. All in all I am happy with the outcome…and looking forward to planting spring flowers in them, as the mums are only photo cropped in for an idea of how it will look in the spring.
I did line the inside of the base with two layers of black vinyl before filling the base with earth. It did make it through Hurricane Sandy this week very well…a nice wish. Now to find a few pennies and make a new wish for maybe a nice shoulder plane. Are you listening Santa?
-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood