Wishing Well

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Project by Joe Watson posted 08-10-2009 04:12 PM 6715 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A woman I work with is retiring after 40 years. Other people in my office are throwing a retirement party at the end of the month for her. They asked me to build a wishing well. This was what I came up with. I wished I had made up plans because I may build one of these again sometime. I haven’t put a finish on it yet but plan on spar urethane to make it last longer in outdoor conditions. I found examples all over the internet of different styles of these. This project was made from recycled fence pickets from a neighbors fence. I have made projects from the stuff before. It turned out to be a neat project.

-- Got Wood?

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#1 posted 08-10-2009 05:06 PM

Very nice, I’m sure she will enjoy it

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#2 posted 08-10-2009 05:46 PM

Nice work Joe. You’ve certainly got a great knack for finding and using old wood, and good looking wood at that.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#3 posted 08-10-2009 06:56 PM

Very nice.
I’m not crazy about the ones that are made to imitate brick. This is more realistic.
Good Job!

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#4 posted 08-11-2009 04:35 AM

Very nice wishing well. Great use of reclaimed wood ( hope fully your neighbor knows you stole his fence?)haha

Nice design and great build.

While you still have it you might want to draw up a plan. As you said, would make building another one easier.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 08-19-2009 03:33 AM

my son is a genius he was left on the door steps so i can extend his mind as fur as it can go love mom

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#6 posted 08-19-2009 04:18 AM

I wish I wish, I wish I had a well ,nice job


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