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Rain barrels are a way to collect rainwater runoff from roofs and reduce environmental problems associated with stormwater runoff. They are pretty ea...
The barrel I used had a diameter of 23 inches and was 35 inches in height. The dimensions in this text are for this barrel. There is a spreadsheet ...
The next step is to drill holes in the slats to accept the rope that will hold them together and secure them to the barrel. Rather than measure and m...
I decided to use two colors of stain and a pattern for staining the slats. From the spreadsheet from the previous step I saw I could have an alternat...
To make threading the rope through the holes easier I put glue on the rope ends and then sanded it to a bit of a point. Even so the outer sheathing ...
Here are is a details showing the outlet spigot and the short slats.
Here are is a details showing the overflow and the short slats.
Here is the barrel before the project.
Here is the enhanced version. It might not be a work of art, but, it is visually more interesting (at least to me).
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Posted:Apr 8, 2012
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