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Making Hypertufa Troughs

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Category Gardening
Type Functional
Style Classic, Romantic, Cute, Casual, Outdoorsy, Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this garden project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Hypertufa troughs

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What materials did you use? plastic storage bins in varying sizes, or other containers to be used as molds, portland cement, perlite, peat moss, drop cloth, face mask, gloves, cement coloring (optional), large plastic mixing tub or tray (like for cement), chicken wire, wire cutters, small shovel and trowel, wire brush, drill with masonry bit, plastic wrap, broom handle, or tamping stick,

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What are you most proud of? I am most pleased that this is such a workable design. I also enjoy the sense of rustic, artistic satisfaction with each finished planter.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The detailed instructions are for making a trough. To get some practice, make up a few molded bowl-shaped planters before attempting this trough. The bowl shaped planters don't need a pattern. Simply use the recipe for hypertufa mixture, and take, let's say, a large, stainless steel bowl. Turn it upside down, cover with plastic wrap (for easy removal) and pile tufa mixture all over it, patting until you get a rough, pleasing shape. Poke hole in bottom, let harden, and shape with wire brush to desired finish.

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Think will do !!!!

05/23/2014 Flag

Simply beautiful...I love the design and the plants used. Great job.

05/29/2014 Flag

All made from cement?

06/02/2014 Flag

Great ideas

06/18/2014 Flag

how to make tufa mixture and what is it ?

06/24/2014 Flag