|My rustic bucket stool|
1. A 5 gallon bucket
2. Bag of concrete or cement recipe of your choice (I am going to try hypertufa next)
3. 3 or 4 legs at least 16 inches long (I made mine about 24 inches so I can cut off to level when done) and at least 1 1/2 inches around (I wish I had used larger sticks to make it sturdier). I used some strong sticks I had laying around my yard, but you can use pipe, dowels, old chair legs, bamboo, the list is endless!
|My pile of sticks|
4. Gloves (always)
5. Dust mask (always)
6. Tub to mix concrete or you can mix it in the bucket you are going to use
7. Decorative items like shells, leaves or rocks. I used clean river rock from my yard for the top.
Here is how you make it:
1. Cut, clean and seal the legs if you are using wood.
4. If you are going to "decorate" with rocks or shells put it in the bottom of the bucket now.
5. Mix your concrete. You can do this in the bucket if you do not have any "decoration" in the bottom.
7. After 10 minutes check the consistency of the concrete-it should be like cookie dough. If the consistency seems good you can begin filling your bucket.
15. After you let it cure you can seal it and then set it out in the garden to enjoy!
|Rustic bucket stool|
Until next time-Happy Planting!