Wishing Well

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Project by doubleDD posted 07-08-2019 01:37 PM 660 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had left over end pieces of cedar lumber after building my sons deck. He was going to burn them but I had a better idea. I knew I could make something out of it so I took them home. I built a wishing well for our home 18 years ago and got a lot of compliments on it so I decided to make them one. All made of cedar with a wooden bucket my wife had left over from a garden project last year.
It stands 40’’ tall and sealed with water repellent. The last 3 pics are with the sealer on it. It enhanced the grain a bit.
I’ll surprise my son and his wife with it next time I see them. I know his wife will like it, she is really into that stuff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 07-08-2019 01:51 PM

Great looking project, Dave!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-08-2019 02:08 PM

Good looking well Dave ! No doubt the daughter-in-law and son will love it! Well done

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 07-08-2019 02:58 PM

This is absolutely adorable. So beautiful garden decoration!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-08-2019 03:24 PM

Excellent use for scraps

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 07-08-2019 03:29 PM

Looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 07-08-2019 03:43 PM

are they just tubafors cut into segments? i love it GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 07-08-2019 04:09 PM

Really nice Dave.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 07-08-2019 05:25 PM

Too cool, Dave. Too cool by half.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 07-08-2019 06:39 PM

Very nice, Dave! Good work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#10 posted 07-08-2019 08:02 PM

Very nice Wishing Well!

Super COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#11 posted 07-08-2019 08:25 PM

Super neat!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 07-08-2019 10:43 PM

nice use of those scraps that were headed to the fire pit,when you think about how much wood gets burned or hauled to the dump that could be made into so many things like this,it’s enough to make a woodworker cry dave.nice save and im sure a happy daughter in law.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 07-09-2019 12:41 AM

That’s really outstanding!

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#14 posted 07-09-2019 12:56 AM

Great way to use up the scraps, nice project, can see the d.i.l. carting that home when she sees it. Well done Dave.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 07-09-2019 01:13 AM

Very impressive Dave, goes well with the nice lawn.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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