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This new paperback edition of Simple Fountains gives you illustrated, precise, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for building 20 ...
This new paperback edition of Simple Fountains gives you illustrated, precise, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for building 20 aesthetically interesting waterworks at a fraction of the cost you'd pay for those found in upscale catalogs. Using readily available materials (Adkins even includes hints for finding suitable recyclable materials) and simple crafting techniques, you will learn to custom-design your own water-filled masterpiece.In this beautifully designed, inspiring book, Adkins reviews the types of materials you can use for your fountain, including wood, bamboo, ceramic, stone, and copper. She discusses accessories such as flowers, shells, bonsai trees, sculpture, and fish. And she recommends specific products that will make you happier with the finished product (small magnet-driven fountain pumps, for example, tend to be the quietest on the market). Even if you consider yourself non-crafty, Adkins's can-do attitude will give you the confidence to build a beautiful fountain for any corner of your office, home, or garden.
Posted May 18, 2010
Anyone who adores the calming sound of falling water, but can't afford an enormous water display should consult the ideas contained in this book. Ms. Adkins shows us, step by step, how each of us can embrace the fountain's relaxing flow, whether it be a small, tabletop display, a basin surrounded by lush green ferns or a full fledged waterfall plunging over the edge in magnificent wonder. Key among the many illustrations are the schematic drawings illustrating how the pump and tubing fit into the fountain itself, how to calculate and maximize the flow of water in your own fountain, tips and suggested tools and elements that compose each artistic water concept. Great gift idea.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.