Garden Wishing Well

by Vikki
I've wanted a garden wishing well since I bought my house... I've been especially jealous of the hand made ones I often see done by the Amish in Lancaster PA. But they're hundreds of dollars, and for the size and customization I wanted--there's no way I could've afforded it. So I figured how hard can it be? I've built a number of items by winging it--imagine if I actually follow plans!
I built it out of pressure treated wood, even knowing it'd be painted, for extra durability. I followed a set of plans I found online, but adapted some. The base was followed exactly because the angles needed to be perfect.
The base alone weighed a ton and I knew we couldn't move it altogether to the front yard, so I painted the pieces separately to complete putting together up front.
This bad boy is 6 feet tall and painter with exterior paint to match the house.
One departure from the plans was instead of using shaker style shingles, I went with the same type as the roof on my house
I actually couldn't be prouder of this!
And here's how it looks in front of the house
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  • Jeremy Jeremy on Dec 07, 2017

    what is the inside diameter of your wishing welol.

  • Kourosh Kourosh on Jun 01, 2020

    Hi Vikki, did you figure out the file upload? Would you be open to emailing it to me?

  • Michele Romas Abdulaziz Michele Romas Abdulaziz on Jun 10, 2020

    For the well itself. How do you attach all the wood pieces itself? I have a few come off the bottom of my well and I cannot figure out how to put them back on

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  • Bethanie Bethanie on May 13, 2020

    Yes, I want to make this as well and was hoping for the plans you found as well

  • Vikki Vikki on May 20, 2020

    Hi All! I posted this years ago when there was the old app before it was closed down for a few years and frankly struggled with time connecting via online based platform only. Recently found the new improved relaunch of an app, and I now located the plans and saved the file on my phone—but trying to now figure out how to attach a file! Thank you all for the positive feedback and I can tell you years later it looks exactly the same!

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    • Vikki Vikki on Aug 25, 2021

      Done deal! I still cant figure out how to use hometalk well its just not as user friendly for me so I’ve drifted away. I share all my stuff on an IG page now…