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Making above ground timber pond

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by HERTS P&D, 8 Jun 2021.

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    HERTS P&D

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    This question goes out to all the chippys on here, I am thinking of building a timber pond as in the video below. I would screw the timber through with timberlok screws 200mm, timber being 150mm.

    The question is, would you advise also gluing each one to the one below?



    Andy
     
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    No glue, but would line with cement board screwed thru to timbers you keep all stable and give smooth lining.
     
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    Many thanks Foxy, I intend to make an internal 18mm shuttering ply box to fit inside and then fibreglass it. I'm concerned the 150mm x 50mm timber splitting if I glued it all together.

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    Yes likely too much movement for glue to hold, looks like the one in the video simply uses a pond liner. Or you could use a large cold water tank, far less work.
     
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    Get a chippy to make one for you. Try the one who cuts down wardrobes, he should be cheap. May take a few years but you can keep track of the build on this forum...
     
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    I will post pictures once I've done it, I do like hard work.

    Andy
     
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    I'd be inclined to fit a large dowel to the top and bottom of each of those box joints to prevent the panels moving sideways.
     
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