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Les Symonds View Drop Down

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    Posted: 21 Jun 2019 at 6:00am
It's going to look so good popping out of the grass and will inevitably be sat upon, so the re-bar was the right way to go.
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Just a little ornament. It's one piece of Silver Maple 18" diameter (457mm) and 20" (508mm) high

I deliberately left the flats in the cap and also cut radial grooves underneath the cap to resemble the gills on a real mushroom.
Finish is 4 coats West System 3 epoxy.
Here it is on the lathe after cutting the gills

The 4 pieces of reinforcing rod were added to provide some extra support in case anyone was tempted to sit on it. It will be buried in the grass about 3" on a bed of river stone to allow drainage. The rods were glued in and coated with more epoxy.
Hope you like it! All comments welcomed as usual
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