A Wedding Wishing Well
Friends of ours were getting married and the groom (Matt) asked me if I could build a bespoke Wishing Well for their wedding. Of course I said yes, and the finished Well is shown below. The bride (Taz) didn't know anything about it beforehand, but she loved it!
The Wedding Wishing Well.
The base of the Well was made using pickets from the fence at my old house. These pickets were made from pallet wood, so I have re-cycled this wood twice.
These were cut down to size and rounded off where needed.
I needed a framework for the base so took some old mdf and marked out some circles.
The circles were cut to size and added to the pickets.
The pickets were then screwed in place, starting at the bottom..
and then the ring was screwed in place at the top
A separate lid was added (this will be notched for people to post their 'wishes', and some uprights were added to support the roof.
The roof was made using old feather-edge board. Holes were drilled in the uprights. The crank handle was made from an old broomstick. The whole unit was painted white and a bucket and chain added.
I then made a plaque from old plywood and burned a design onto it..
...and this is the finished Wedding Wishing Well. Congratulations to Taz and Matt, 14 June 2014