If you're looking for a do-it-yourself way to freshen up the yard, look no further. Just close your eyes, toss a coin into this pretty little wishing well and fill it up with potted plants and flowers. Your wish will come true as you create a colorful new focal point that really makes the landscaping pop.
Easy enough for most woodworkers, the project features full-size traceable patterns for all of the curved and angled cuts. Construction is simple–just trace the pieces onto wood, cut everything out and assemble the well and the roof separately. To finish, combine the well and roof, add shingles and seal, paint or stain.
Required materials for the wishing well include standard lumber (redwood as pictured, but pine, cedar or treated lumber also work well), a 4-by-4 sheet of exterior plywood, a bundle of shingles (cedar or asphalt), a dowel, fasteners, glue and finish.
The completed project measures 27 inches in diameter by about four feet tall.
The Small Wishing Well plan (No. 877) includes step-by-step instructions with photos, full-size traceable patterns, construction diagrams, a shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.