• Advertise with us
Project by rsmith71 posted 01-28-2010 04:57 AM 2089 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, not exactly woodworking but a lot of fun to make. A single use decoration for a formal dinner for a class of my son’s. Plywood and 2×4 frame with cutout for a kiddie pool. I had a guy that insulated new houses spray it with expanding foam insulation. Set a water pump in the pool and ran PVC up the back, emptying into a metal tray hidden in the foam. Black, light brown, rust red, and dark brown spray paint really brought out the stone appearance. Added some greenery and a couple plastic snakes, filled the pool and watched the water cascade down the front. It was a big hit.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

9 comments so far

View Jeison's profile


968 posts in 3556 days

#1 posted 01-28-2010 05:07 AM

thats pretty cool

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

View a1Jim's profile


117688 posts in 4025 days

#2 posted 01-28-2010 07:08 AM


View mmh's profile


3677 posts in 4170 days

#3 posted 01-28-2010 07:41 AM

Looks like you had too much fun! I’m sure the kids enjoyed it too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View BOB67CAM's profile


269 posts in 3520 days

#4 posted 01-28-2010 08:43 AM


-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

View MsDebbieP's profile


18619 posts in 4608 days

#5 posted 01-28-2010 12:44 PM

plywood and 2×4’s—yup – definitely woodworking!
That is really cool.
and now where is it residing?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

View john's profile


2379 posts in 4829 days

#6 posted 01-28-2010 03:44 PM

That looks great !!

For the last few weeks i have been thinking about building a waterfall . There isn,t much info online as to how to hook up the water to make it flow properly .
Do you have any pictures of the water hook up ?

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

View SgtSnafu's profile


960 posts in 3719 days

#7 posted 01-28-2010 04:25 PM

That is very cool

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

View rsmith71's profile


269 posts in 3490 days

#8 posted 01-28-2010 10:52 PM

No pics. It was a one time deal so I took a submersible pump some one had and set it in the pool with PVC pipe screwed to it and run up the back, over and into a tray. In fact the pump was to big and I had to add a cut-off valve in-line to restrist water flow to cut down on spray and splashing. The foam looked real but wouldn’t recommend it for anything long term. Soaks up too much water. Good enough for the 3 hours it had to run.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

View rsmith71's profile


269 posts in 3490 days

#9 posted 01-29-2010 10:23 PM

-Ms DebbieP—It was a one use item and ended up chopped up and disposed of a couple monthes after the dinner. Pictures are all I have left.:(

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics