A Water Wheel

Using new or salvaged grindstones or millstones, you can fashion a water feature to tuck into your garden.
The Basics

Add this fountain to your garden
as an interesting water element.

For this project, you'll need a site with access to electricity, a small recirculating pump (choose the smallest one available; you'll need only gentle water pressure), and two grindstones measuring about 16 and 23 inches in diameter (look for them at salvage yards and landscaping companies).

What You Need:

  • Small recirculating pump
  • 2 grindstones
  • Shallow whiskey-barrel liner
  • Soil
  • River rock or chipped brick
  • Board
  • Water
  • Mulch, rock, or spreading plants

Continued on page 2:  Step-by-Step

 


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