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|Here are some details about my project:|
|Style||Casual, Outdoorsy, Cute, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Classic|
What was your source for this garden project?
Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Hypertufa troughs
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,
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.
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.