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Thank you Katarina !!!!! my new project :))


By mark61


due to a message i got this week as give me the get up and go to do a project.

so a big thank to Katarina for the inspiration so here goes hope to keep you all guessing ???

wood and saw ready :))

all done hope you like it

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Good luck whatever it is mark.... :))

1 Apr, 2014


Hi Hollyeves thank you all im saying is its going to be big ?????

1 Apr, 2014


Here we are again Mark , watching with bated breath.... :0)))

1 Apr, 2014


that looks good, Mark! and the pics give a good how-to, thanks for that as well what kind of wood did you use?

lol do you sell self-assembly kits??

1 Apr, 2014


? A storage box/garden table. Just seen your comment about size so - a shed!!

1 Apr, 2014


Hi Pamg Fran Gee :)) can you not see what im making ??? all done but will put final picture on tomoz lol :))

thank you for your comments xxx

1 Apr, 2014


presume the piece is going outside, do you need to treat the wood?

1 Apr, 2014


Looks like a large box planter... :))

2 Apr, 2014


hi Fran yes its going out side and will paint it this week :))

hi Hollyeves yes it is a planter :)) will put final picture on today :))

2 Apr, 2014


could you tell what wood it is? ie width-depth? lol the length is adjustable! but so I can make notes for my own projected projects

2 Apr, 2014


A wishing well planter.?

2 Apr, 2014


Oooooh looking good............whatever it is!!! Lol

2 Apr, 2014


Hi all thankyou for the great comments and well done stroller you guessed it right.

Hi Fran are you sure you would like to tackle something like this for a project?It took me 7 hours to build this size ,the measurements i provide could be downsized.I made this with no plans.

The wood is recycle pine offcuts.
The measurements are total height 55 1/2 inches
width 21 3/4 inches
length 31 1/2 inches

Wood sizes i used are 1 1/2 in x 1 in
1 1/2 in x 1/2 in
3 1/2 in x 1/2 in
2 1/2 in x 1/2 in

The planter depth is 7 1/4 inches

Screws i used are 1 in,2 in,3 in approx quantity 400.

Pieces i used are 34 pieces of wood for the roof
30 pieces for the sides
2 uprights
26 pieces for the inside

These are all different measurements.

3 Apr, 2014


thanks a lot, Mark - love the new pics!

now you mention how long it too you to make ... maybe I'll save it for later, when I've managed to build something smaller (shoe-box, maybe!). I should learn to distinguish between what I dream of and what I can acheive . But there's always the handyman .

Thjanks so much for giving specs. They'll no doubt come in handy, someday - but don't think I'll hold my breath till then.

3 Apr, 2014


I think a wishing well too......put it on the front and maybe you'll get coins in its bucket :0)

3 Apr, 2014


especially if you put a sign up saying that all coins will go to a local charity.

But then you'll risk the nerds who migth use it to dispose of their beer cans or chip wrappers or burger boxes, sigh

3 Apr, 2014


Hi, Mark! I am so sorry, I came late.... I was very busy this week and didn t check GoY regularly. Thank you very much! :-)
Wow, Mark, that is fantastic planter. Honestly, when I was watching the first photos, I thought it would be a garden roof above the well. I would need something similar for raspberry bed, in order to avoid their spreading in the garden.

3 Apr, 2014


Stroller@What does "wishing well planter" mean?

3 Apr, 2014


Hi Katarina mmmm raspberry bed !!!. A wishing well is a term from european folk lore to describe wells,where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted.The idea that a wish would be granted came from the idea that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods.Since water was a source of life and often a scarce commodity.

It as been reported that people around the world throw 3 million pound per year into wishing wells. hope this helps mark :))

4 Apr, 2014


Thats great mark.... :))

4 Apr, 2014


Fascinaying Mark thankx

4 Apr, 2014


Aaaa, wishing well. Now I understand. Thank you, Mark.

6 Apr, 2014


Really well made Steve, I Love it!!!! :o))))))

8 Apr, 2014


Who is Steve here? It is MarkĀ“s work.

10 Apr, 2014

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