|Project by plantek||posted 02-18-2013 04:46 PM||8603 views||20 times favorited||17 comments|
I’ve been wanting to make a garden lighthouse for a couple years now. By chance I was looking through a tool catalog that I got from of all places, my wood turning club meeting and found a nice plan for a lighthouse
I bought the plans about a year ago and finally got around to building it.
It is 4’ tall with a 18 1/2” base and made out of marine grad ply with Oak trim and a pine base. I used biscuit construction and generous amounts of exterior glue. The finish is milk paint with multiple coats of exterior satin poly. I used glass to protect the solar beacon light which can be set to static or rotate. I turned the finial myself but bought the 6 pegs used as columns for the railing.
The solar panel (not pictured) is triangle shaped and fits atop one of the roof panels.
It was a fun project and will be fun to see in the garden this spring. For now it is in our patio until I make a little clearing for it in the garden.
Thanks for looking…
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