Wishing You Well!

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Project by Doug posted 10-31-2012 08:36 PM 2096 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a tree in my front yard that was dead and needed to be cut down. To avoid removing the stump I decided to cover it with a wishing well. I found the design I wanted. I had order the prints from Woodcraft U-Bild no 371,
which were terribly outdated and offered no new insite to construction methods or tips. However the proportions were useful. In hindsight there a few things I would have done differently, but was able to modify the design to fit my needs and desired outcome. I did use pressure treated lumber. I will apply an oil protective finish in the early spring as to give this project time to completely dry and get a slight peteenia.
I did enjoy fitting the inter-locking joints for the roof. The angles had to be determined by the builder as they are not really given..but you can guesstimate from the patterned plans. I found myself rounding them the whole degress, 30 and 60. All in all I am happy with the outcome…and looking forward to planting spring flowers in them, as the mums are only photo cropped in for an idea of how it will look in the spring.
I did line the inside of the base with two layers of black vinyl before filling the base with earth. It did make it through Hurricane Sandy this week very well…a nice wish. Now to find a few pennies and make a new wish for maybe a nice shoulder plane. Are you listening Santa?

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 08:43 PM

That is incredibly and wonderfully made.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 09:26 PM

It definitely brings you wellness seeing this thing of beauty.

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 11:12 PM

very nice.excellent work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 11:19 PM

Very purrrr-D Great job.


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#5 posted 11-04-2012 04:05 PM

Super neat idea to hide old stumps, really great looking wishing well

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 03:49 PM

Very nice Captainblue. Great job.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#7 posted 07-06-2013 08:43 PM

Great job looks brilliant, any chance you could email the prints please

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