As requested, please find attached some pictures of the, nearly, completed
pond. Very happy with the pond and it makes a great centrepiece to the garden,
plus the fish love their new home. Now its time see what we do with the rest
of the garden, so I suspect you might be getting another call for more sleepers,
probably not azobe next time. Wow they were heavy and incredibly hard !
The wood being so hard did make for many head-scratching moments as the Timberlock
screws just couldn't cope, even with pre-drilling, about 50% of them snapped
and I had to resort to coach bolts and heavy duty L-brackets to hold the walls
That said, its a distant memory the splinters, burses and swearing as I relax
with a beer listening to the the waterfall. Regards,
As you say, a great watery trickling centrepiece that was a tough endeavour,
but worth it in the end.
Azobe is one of the hardest, heaviest, long lasting woods in the world; a
major challenge for any saw, drill & screw. Sorry it was such an ordeal,
but result is great, &the beer tastes good!