Sunday, October 3, 2010

Build a Closet Door Pond



If I can do this so can you! You can build an above ground pond out of all sorts of things. This above ground container pond was made out of old closet doors.
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I had an old storage closet that I turned into a pond.







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The project turned out pretty nice, but then I thought...
What do I do with the doors?

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All I needed was a power drill and some screws.
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8 Corner braces.

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4 Straight braces for extra support.

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And a utility knife. The utility knife was used to score the doors so the screws would easily screw into the plastic.
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4 mil. or 6 mil. thick black plastic tarp and a pair of scissors.
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I also used a marker pen to mark where I needed to drill. The corner braces were not exactly square or a perfect right angle and neither were the doors. But that was ok, because this was just a frame. Small imperfections would not be visible when it was all put together.
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Here is how the frame looked when it was all put together. The frame is 5' 4" long by 2' 8" wide.

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Here is the end result! It was very easy to make.
The plastic is simply draped inside the pond and over the edge. I could have trimmed off the extra tarp material on the ground, but chose to leave it instead. Then I took extra potted plants and placed them next to the pond on top of the tarp. I only purchased a few pond plants. Others were extra that grew during the season or plants I picked up for free from the city plant swap. My next step is to add fish and a fountain! I would like to see pics of your pond projects too. Happy Ponding!


GAiL

gail@pondplantgirl.com

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