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!

A wedding wishing well made from recycled wood

The Wedding Wishing Well.

 

Recycled wood used for the base of the 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

These were cut down to size and rounded off where needed.

 

Circles marked out for the top

I needed a framework for the base so took some old mdf and marked out some circles.

 

The circles were cut to size

The circles were cut to size and added to the pickets.

 

 

These were then screwed in place

The pickets were then screwed in place, starting at the bottom..

 

and then the ring was screwed in place at the top

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'

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

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.

 

Plaque made from old plywood

I then made a plaque from old plywood and burned a design onto it..

 

The finished Wedding Wishing Well

...and this is the finished Wedding Wishing Well. Congratulations to Taz and Matt, 14 June 2014

 

 

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