Decorative well do it yourself at their summer cottage.
Well as an element of decor
The dacha can be decorated with various elements, for example, you can use a decorative well. If the site already has a permanent water source, another tank will not be superfluous. It can be used to store water for irrigation of plants or various domestic needs. Most often in Russia such elements of decoration are constructed in the “Russian well” style, which is a shaft of logs or reinforced concrete, with a drum, with the help of which a bucket is manually lifted. The decorative well can be closed by the roof of the mine located outside or above it in the form of a tent standing on supporting pillars.
Well do it yourself
To decorate a decorative well with your own hands, you can use wood or stone. The lower part of the well is erected and made of stone, and the upper part, represented by pillars, a drum and a roof, is usually made of wood.It must be treated with compounds that do not allow the tree to rot, as well as fungi and mildew. Wood needs to be varnished with a special varnish designed for exterior work and color improvement.
To make a decorative well with your own hands, you need to start with a framing box. This part of the well can be laid out of large-sized stones, stacking them at your discretion with fixing a solution of cement with sand. The shape of the well, you can choose any, not just round. If stones are not available, then a ring of concrete is used to create the framing box. This will simplify the task - to create a decorative well with your own hands in this case, you can quickly and easily. But if there is no concrete ring and stones, the framing of the well can be done by yourself. To do this, you need to roll the metal mesh into a ring, the required dimensions, and then start to pour the cement mixture.
When the framing box is already done, you can proceed to the installation of support pillars. They are allowed to concreted as a frame for water tanks or fixed separately.Poles dig in, after which the excavation is filled with pebbles and rubble, and then poured with concrete. After the previous steps, a log is mounted, which serves to hang the chain on which the bucket is attached. You can not make this element, but it is desirable to ensure that the decorative well with their own hands resembled the real one.
Now installed roof, constructed from any materials available in the country. A water tank is installed in a self-created decorative well. It can be used to take a shower in the summer or to water the plot.
At the last stage, the well is decorated with stone or other natural materials. Part of the land located near the building, it is recommended to free from plants. It is better not to remove decorative grass, flowers and shrubs of small stature - they give a special attraction to this corner. Then the area near the well is laid out with tiles or flat stones. Nearby you can set a bench for buckets. It is necessary not to forget to make a cover to the well, which will not allow children to fall into it, but also protects water from dust and debris.