Fabulous Garden Décor
At an overall height of around eight feet and a diameter of four feet, this Do-It-Yourself wishing well for sale is not your typical flimsy backyard decoration or lawn ornament. This hand-crafted piece of art will surely enhance your landscape and become the topic of conversation. Place it over a well head to obscure it or fill it with soil and use it as an attractive planter for overflowing flowers.
Unique Design Features
We use Western Red Cedar Shingles for the roof and siding. This naturally rot resistant wood is also stunning in appearance, with rich, warm tones. An all-natural pine wooden bucket is attached to a hemp rope and pulley system. The pulley functions just like an old fashioned well and can raise and lower the bucket to collect water. This structure is built on top of a treated sill plate so it can sit directly on the ground. And like all of our other buildings, the wall and roof framing construction are made from rough sawn hemlock lumber.
You Can Build It
This Wishing Well makes a very fun and satisfying woodworking project for your backyard. Learn how to create a simple post and beam structure when you buy the complete pre-cut kit. You can also get the step-by-step plans alone if you want to buy your materials locally. With the complete kit you get all of the materials needed to build this Wishing Well: a treated sill plate, rough sawn hemlock lumber framing, red cedar shingle siding and roofing, and all of the fastening hardware needed to put it all together. We also offer the Wishing Well as a fully assembled structure that we deliver up to 300 miles from our factory in South Londonderry, Vermont.
Personalize Your Wishing Well
To keep the red cedar looking natural we recommend applying a coat of linseed oil to the siding and roofing once every five years. It is also possible to paint or stain the Wishing Well with any color combination you wish.