How to make decorative well

How to make decorative well

On country sites today more often it is possible to meet small lodges which it is only conditionally possible to call wells – there is no water in them. They are elements of landscaping and perform only decorative function. It is possible build similar construction for decoration of the seasonal dacha the hands.

It is required to you

  • - board;
  • - electric fret saw;
  • - wooden bar;
  • - metal chain;
  • - nuts;
  • - screws;
  • - wooden platbands;
  • - self-tapping screws;
  • - screw driver;
  • - decorative bucket.


1. Projecting decorative well, it is desirable to choose the sizes close to parameters of the real well – it should not seem too toy, but also not to be bulky. As parent material it is possible to use tree – it well gives in to processing.

2. The basis of well represents box. It can be executed in the form of put from bar or logs of felling or to sheathe planed boards. Take as basis for box four racks from bar 10 x 10 cm 1 m high. Screws fasten to them covering boards. That the basis of design has turned out more reliable, close corners platbands.

3. Make rod posts which will hold roof and drum with steering wheel. For this purpose boards of 5х14 cm will approach. From the same boards prepare four rafters 80 cm long. Cut the lower faces of rafters the electrofret saw on arch and connect them, fastening screws to the top ends of racks. Then from within fasten each column to covering of box of well and connect rafters by means of furring bars the sizes about 5х10х130 cm.

4. Design of roof – the wide field for creativity. It concerns both material selection, and forms. Most often do gable roof with decorative boards. Lay roof on ready framework, attach boards by means of self-tapping screws. The lower ends of boards of roof can be rounded off.

5. Also do not forget about important part of all construction – the barrel of capstan on which the chain with bucket will be wound. Cut two disks from board. On all perimeter fasten to them rails. In the center of each disk make openings and, having passed through them pin, suspend drum between well racks.

6. Make steering wheel of two boards and get it on pin with the installed reel. Tighten it nuts. On box of well place the decorative cover collected from plates. Reel up metal chain on drum and suspend decorative bucket.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team