Wooden Wishing Wells

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Project by John M. posted 10-22-2021 12:54 AM 541 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in 2011 I got into building wishing wells and ended up designing several different styles and sizes. Apparently I had more time on my hands back then…

The 6 ft. wishing well with a staggered octagon base has always been the most popular. Like most of the other wishing wells I’ve built, I made it out of pressure treated lumber. For the roof I used cedar roofing shingles from Lowes. I just cut them down to scale and fastened them to some exterior plywood. For the ridge on top I took a vinyl siding corner piece and cut the channels off of it.

I purchased the bucket though, didn’t build that.

Most of the wishing well had an octagon base, but I think I’m going to build a similar size one with a square base when I have time…. I didn’t realize there were so many folks out there that like square base wishing wells. Lots of ideas, just never enough time…


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#1 posted 10-22-2021 03:46 AM

I love them. What a great yard decoration. You really have a talent for them.

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#3 posted 10-22-2021 01:24 PM

They all look great. Really nice job. Can you take a few pics looking down into the well, and looking up into the top? Thx.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#5 posted 10-23-2021 12:04 AM

there all nice but picture 5 is very beautiful GREAT JOB :<))))

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

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#6 posted 10-23-2021 01:50 AM

I am with Tony, #5 is the best, with the top build as an octogon. Great job on all though.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 10-26-2021 01:00 AM

Well done wishing well, thank you for sharing your awesome project with us today from Henrico County Virginia

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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