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Introduction and about the Any of the framing wood. and sizes
Wishing well project.
This wooden wishing well is relatively easy to construct using common size lumber and will be the feature in any garden or yard.
The wishing well is almost 900mm (3ft)in diameter and stands almost 2400mm (8ft) high. Most of the well is constructed out of See Dressed. (Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged.) 100×50 (2×4) lumber. The exceptions are the Boards used to cover the roof. which are from 150×25 (1×6) stock, and the spindle/handle and washers/handle arm which are from 25×25 (1×1) and 100×25 (1×4) stock respectively.
The diameter and height of the well can easily be changed if so required.
The diameter (well width) can made bigger or smaller by simply adding or subtracting the number of palings (Plumb, upright. wall members) around the cylindrical base.
The height can be altered by making the two extended palings (roof supports) either longer or shorter.
Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. for this project are both Millimeter measurements. and Standard. Feet and inch measurements.. All measurements are given in millimeters first, followed by feet and/or inches in brackets ( ). The metric sizes are not an exact match to the equivalent imperial sizes. A wishing well built using the metric measurements will be approximately 1.6% smaller than a wishing well built using the imperial (ft and in) measurements. The imperial measurements are more suited to North America. The metric measurements are more suited to Australasia.
About the lumber and sizes
Use Pressure treated. Refers to lumber that is treated in such a way that the sealer is forced into the pores of the wood. Refers to lumber pressure sprayed with chemicals to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications. lumber or other stock that is suitable for exterior use.
The lumber used for the well base and the roof frame is all surfaced (dressed) 100×50 (2×4) lumber.
When lumber is dressed, the size (width and thickness) becomes less.
Dressed 100×50 (2×4) lumber finishes approximately 90×45 (1 1/2″x 3 1/2″).
100×50 (2×4) is the The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2")., whereas 90×45 (1 1/2″x 3 1/2″) is the The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood..
The rest of the lumber used in this project is Rough sawn; Not gauged, planed or dressed. or rough-sawn. This means that the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees is not dressed (surfaced) and therefore the actual size is the same as the nominal size.
Sizes do vary from place to place but that will not have any impact on this project.