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Old 07-21-2008, 12:02 AM
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Want to build a wishing well-need ideas


Does anyone have any pictures of a homemade wishing well? I want to make one but I'm not quite sure how. I want the roof of the well to be pitched and shingled, little bucket made of wood. Not sure how to make the base or the crank for the shaft that pulls the bucket up. Obviously it doesn't have to be functional-just looking for ideas. Would like to use drainage water from the house in 55 gallon drums half buried with the wishing well on top and a gutter spout discretely leading into the drum. Maybe not at our house now-since we'll be moving, but the next one. Just working on the idea.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:09 AM
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Lookin at pictures here lately, when I can sneak time at work, don't tell anyone please. I saw pushin-up-daisies has a nice one not sure if its homemade check it out. Nice.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:54 AM
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I have one my dad made. It is old and a little crooked, needing some repairs, but it sounds like what youare looking for. There is a pic inmy album.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:06 AM
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Both of those are nice. I like the painting on Shellee's and if I'm not mistaken, Pushin's has flower boxes, which make it nice. I love the kind of garden "trinket" stuff, but I like to make my "illusions" very real in appearance. The wishing well can't be functional, of course, but I'm having a hard time with the base because I'm thinking it should be round. Maybe use a cedar shake type roofing? Maybe. If I lived back in Michigan, I'd use the beautiful rocks and make one. Brick is too modern of a look. Simple landscape timbers would suffice but it seems it would look too "crafty" for my yard-not that I don't like crafty by any means. Just not looking for that here.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:30 AM
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I thought that this was a really clever way to get the "round" look
using what appears to be 4x4 timbers (or maybe even just 2x4s, not sure): Well Pic
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:34 AM
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Zuzu, that really is an awesome well! I love the hanging basket in the middle. It's so rustic!

I think to make it round you would need to make the shape more hexagonal than square. Like a stop sign.
I found this one for sale, but you could always just use it for ideas.
http://www.thewoodengarden.com/photo...ce:%20%A355.00
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:42 AM
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Awesome! And hubby said he could do that (he just won't do it here in the states and leave it for someone else) But he'll do it for me after we move. That's too cool.
I have to find things to look forward to. Leaving my yard is hard-but I do love that well. Thank you Zuzu!
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:08 PM
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Here is a site I use quite a bit for my projects.Easy and free.
http://www.buildeazy.com/newplans/ga...age1_8_06.html
There are other wells on this site too.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:13 AM
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What a great site you shared with us!! Now my head is spinning with wonderful ideas!!
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:25 PM
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That is a great site Bill! And another great idea of how to make the round look with a square board. I love it! Hubby's gonna be busy!
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