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Today I have been …

August 30, 2013

putting the finishing touches to the patio pond I’ve been assembling over the past two weeks.

Finished patio pond 002The timber was rescued from a neighbour’s garden – destined for a skip, as left-overs from an attic conversion he was having done. There wasn’t quite the length I’d hoped for and it was thicker than needed but beggars can’t be choosers.

It was harder work than I expected: neither power saw cuts perfectly straight any more, the power planer won’t adjust for depth of cut and the sander has worn out its bearings. They’re all getting old, like me. Still, a tube of wood filler had can hide most things of this sort.

The lilies were in the pond in the corner of the garden but it’s so over-hung with tree branches it gets hardly any sunlight. So the lilies don’t flower. Fingers crossed they might next year.

I also had to buy some long screws and a pond liner but everything else was already to hand. Total cost maybe £40 instead of about £180 for something similar which would still have needed assembling and staining/painting.

I’m pleased with it and, more importantly, so is Sue.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2013 10:11 am

    Great idea and really well executed!

  2. September 1, 2013 10:55 am

    Cheers, Tim.

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