Wishing Well yard ornament

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Project by DaleMaley posted 08-25-2020 02:22 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister has a huge flower garden with many yard ornaments I have made for her.

Her K-Mart wishing well had finally worn out after more than 20 years of service… she asked me to make another one.

My wood choices were either cedar or pressure-treated wood. I chose to go with cedar, so it would be light enough she could move it indoors for winter storage.

It was a fun project to design and build…........and my sister is very happy with the finished project.

For more details on this project, including the Sketchup warehouse file storage location, see my woodworking web site.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 08-25-2020 02:28 PM

nice projects looks great in the garden.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 08-25-2020 02:32 PM

very nice your sister looks very pleased GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#3 posted 08-25-2020 04:10 PM

Looks great!

I also use a lot of cedar, because it is light and very strong for the weight.

Check with your local fencing companies—they sometimes give away or sell extremely cheap their rejects fence/deck wood that is wonderful for many projects.

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

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#4 posted 08-25-2020 04:31 PM

That is a real nice looking well.

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#5 posted 08-25-2020 05:09 PM

So far, I have used cedar for several projects.

1. About 200 feet of fence at my son’s house in Bolingbrook
2. About 100 feet of fence at my daughter’s house in Congerville.
3. A photo op mock jail insert that fits inside our old 1892 City Hall.
4. Wishing Well

It is lighter in weight than standard pine. It is about the same cost as pressure-treated.



-- Dale, Illinois,

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