Simple Fountains: 20 Step-by-Step Projects for Indoors and Out

Overview

What's more soothing than the sound of moving water? Redirecting a stream to run through your home or office may not be practical, but tiny, reliable electric pumps make it possible for you to create a small, indoor tabletop fountain; install a spouting sculpture in your backyard; or even build a full-size waterfall on your property.

This new paperback edition of Simple Fountains gives you illustrated, precise, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for building 20 ...

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Overview

What's more soothing than the sound of moving water? Redirecting a stream to run through your home or office may not be practical, but tiny, reliable electric pumps make it possible for you to create a small, indoor tabletop fountain; install a spouting sculpture in your backyard; or even build a full-size waterfall on your property.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580175067
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 794,519
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorcas Adkins lives in Washington, D.C., with Pat Munoz and their two cats, Harrie and Sushi. They share a large garden boasting a pond and five fountains with innumerable tadpoles, dragonflies, and hummingbirds. With her partner, Steve Meyer, Dorcas can usually be found running Adams & Adkins, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia, making fountains and other garden ornaments for sale to catalogs, retail stores, and individuals.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    Calm and Compelling - Great Gift Idea

    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.

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