Asked on Jul 17, 2019

Can you help me with the dimensions for a structural art piece?

IleneCheryl Williamsen
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I'm making a structural art piece. I'm going to use the concret lace planter idea for the base by sinking a formed PVC bottom into the concrete. Does anyone know how to determine the diameter of a round base in relation to the height of a light weight, 5 ft. tall, wire & embellishment, structure? I've made similar pieces in the past but they were heavy so I used half of bucket of concrete for base & stability. Any help/suggestions appreciated. Thank you.

4 answers
  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Is your base going to be embedded or anchored to the ground?

  • Ilene
    on Jul 18, 2019

    The entire piece is free standing. The cement will hold the anchoring PVC "H" I created and will be the base. From that I am building up with PVC to create the structure. Thank you for your willingness to help.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Jul 19, 2019

    5’ is a lot of “moment arm”, especially outside in the wind.

    Without knowing more, I would use a 5 gallon bucket, at least half full of concrete.

    I would look into large rectangular plastic planter boxes to align with the H shape, as an alternative.

  • Ilene
    on Jul 19, 2019

    Thank you. This is an inside piece so I'll use your suggestion as a guide. I'm sort of "known" for my structural art. Don't know why I can't figure this question out. Perhaps I'm not focusing. Off I go to mix concrete!



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