Bucket for Wishing Well


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This is a project of bucket for the wishing well I made from wood obtained free from pallets. I also modified some of the instructions or did optional steps and will highlight them in another color. The plan for this project is free and can be found HERE!

I modified the size to match the wishing well specs and made the boards 1¾" x 6" long.

The materials needed for the project

[a] Twelve 65mm x 18mm (3/4"x 2 1/2") wood slats that are 300mm (12") long.
NOTE: I made mine using ½ x 1¾ x 6"long.

[b] Two thin strips of wood approximately 1000mm (40") long.
NOTE: I used duct tape and cardboard.

[c] One piece of 15mm (5/8") plywood approximately 300mm x 300mm (12" x 12") square.
NOTE: I used pallet boards.

[d] Two lengths of copper strap approximately 22mm (7/8") wide by 1000mm (40") long.
NOTE: I used the left over strap from the wishing well project.

[e] One length of metal rod approximately 6mm (1/4") thick by 700mm (28") long. Can be steel, aluminum etc.

[f] Fifty 18mm (3/4") long nails with flat heads. Copper or galvanized.

[g] Six 18mm (3/4") long staples.

[h] Twenty-four 25mm (1") long nails to temporarily tack the strips of wood (marking sticks) to the slats.
NOTE: I used thumbtacks.

Below are a few pictures and clicking on each one will take you to a larger one.

Start of the project with the board before cutting.
project start

The boards cut and painted black on the inside.
The boards cut and painted black on the inside.

The circle is made using spare strap from the well project.
made using spare strap from the well project.

The bottom was made using spare boards.
The bottom was made using spare boards.

The bottom attached.
The bottom attached.

The finished project.
The finished project.

Attached to the wishing well.
Attached to the wishing well.

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