To make this log fountain,
choose a site with access to electricity. You'll also need a small recirculating pump, and
approximately 18-inch section of tree stump about 20- to 24
inches in diameter, a shallow whiskey barrel liner slightly
bigger in diameter than the stump, 1/2-inch plastic tubing,
and a drill with a long shank wood-boring drill bit.
1.) For the base of the
water feature, dig a hole deep enough to sink the liner so
its top is flush with the ground. (The liner also must
be deep enough to immerse the water pump.) Replace the
soil around the liner to hold it in place. Place the
water pump in the middle of the liner. Add rock or
brick around the pump to support the long.
2.) Using an extra-long drill bit,
drill a hole in the center of the log or wherever a natural
hole may already have started.
3.) Run plastic tubing from the
pump through the stump to the top of the log and snip.
Position the log on the bricks.
4.) Add water to the liner and
replenish as needed due to evaporation or runoff.
Remove the pump each
fall before the first freeze.
Installation (fall 2004)
View of fountain
in fern bed
Detailed view of