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Building a decorative windmill for the home garden: step master class

Building a decorative windmill for the home garden: step master class

Today on our suburban areas is not rarethere are structures that can not be considered functional. What is their purpose? It turns out that our fellow citizens are increasingly coming to the country to relax, not to replace one type of work to another. But for a good rest is necessary that there is something pleasing the eye. For example, an elegant garden furniture, artificial pond with fish, fabulously beautiful flowerbed, Russian bathhouse, or even carved bench. One of the most popular among gardeners products - mill garden with his own hands made of wood.


Before you start manufacturingdecorative wooden windmill, conditionally divide its structure into three parts: platform, frame and roof. To facilitate the work process can be done separately each of these parts, and then simply to gather together the structure. So we did.

Wooden mill

These wooden mill - a work of art: how much work and effort invested in their creation. Surely you want to do something like that. Choose your model

Step # 1 - Installation of the base-platform

Platform - the lower part of the mill, its base. It must be sufficiently strong and stable to support the weight of the whole product. Installation of the bottom of the need to start by creating a square frame size 60x60 sm. For these purposes, we use the board width of 15-20 cm and a thickness of about 2 sm. Ideal for the job fit 20 mm Facing board, which is often called "lining".

Base with five walls

The base is made in the form of a log. The photo clearly shows how it should be done in the sample spade handles, from which it is made and the original design

platform parameters should be checked periodically, measuring the distance with a tape measure diagonally. Properly constructed, the foundation is straight to allow the whole product to be durable and reliable.

Decorative mill will be installed on the lawnor the ground, which will inevitably lead to the contact of wood with moist soil. To avoid rot, you can install it on foot, pre-insulated from unwanted contacts. Excellent insulation for the feet can get out of PVC pipe. We choose a pipe with a suitable diameter, and cut off from it pieces of 20 cm.

Now we need four bars that are closewill be included in the segments of the pipe. Segments are held together with pieces of lumber with screws. Ready anchoring legs to the four corners of the inner platform. It is necessary to check the level of the legs were to the same length from the beginning of the platform and to the ground surface.

The feet of PVC pipe

And in these photos it is the design, construction of which we describe. By the way, instead of PVC pipe can be used for the mill base served its car tire

You're part of the structure from top to bottom to closeboards, carefully adjusting them to one another. Bond structure is best self-tapping screws. The resulting platform should be similar to the stool. We should not forget the need for ventilation facilities. For this purpose, you can drill into a horizontal platform with a dozen holes. They are, incidentally, will be useful for removal of the structure of water that inevitably accumulate after the rain.

Another option is the construction platform - imitationlog. As a material for cuttings shovels are ideal for him. You can make a "frame" the four walls, but will look spectacular five walls.

Step # 2 - manufacture of frame and roof

Frame decorative windmill for your gardenwe will build with four meter wooden bars. In four of the bar should be used for the base and the top of the structure being built. In appearance the structure must be in the form of a truncated pyramid with a base 40x40 cm and the top 25x25 cm. The frame is sheathed clapboard. On how accurately the average will be made part of the structure depends on its overall appearance.

middle part

Here is a truncated pyramid, we will use as the middle part of our design. Sheathe her best all the same lining, do not forget about the windows and door

Mill will look very elegant andbeautiful if you make it in the middle of the decorative windows, doors or balconies. These and other decorations will give the construction of individual and unique appearance. The finished pyramid can be strengthened on the basis of a prepared using bolts and nuts. You can certainly seal the structure with screws or nails, but then would not folding design and the winter is more difficult to find a place to store it.

Another embodiment of the middle portion

Mill made on the basis of five walls in the form of a log house, also it looks very attractive. Choose from different options the one that you most likable

It remains to construct the roof of the mill, which,if the cap will give a complete view of the structure. For roof requires two isosceles triangles with dimensions 30h30h35 cm, which are connected to the bases of three wide planks and on top - bars (60 cm).

To design was stable, you can baseroof frame and connected together by means of a vertical axis, two bearing an embedded. This addition will allow the mill roof rotate freely. Upholster a roof can be galvanized iron and all of the same lining.

Step # 3 - horizontal and vertical axis, wind

For the work you need a metal rod. Suitable stud length of 1.5 meters and a diameter of 14 mm. Vertical axis, having a total length of thread on the carcass (about 1 meter) it is necessary to fix the top and bottom with nuts and washers. Mounted on an axis in the middle of the roof and the base at the center of the bottom of the frame. The vertical axis is necessary mill to its "head" can turn "the wind." As this rotation looks from the outside, you can see on the video.

The horizontal axis is fixed in the same manner asand vertical. For it will require a rod about 40 cm long. It is located on the horizontal axis vertical center. The axis must pass through two boards bearings: it pierces right through the roof, passing parallel to the slope. Sami bearings must be mounted in the central part of the board. For this purpose, coupling bolts, which pass through the board and pulled the hole bearing. On the axis of the resulting blades are attached.

To mill being constructed it was similar tothis can make the steering wheel for the wings. He will pick up the wind direction. This steering-sail made from two wooden trapezoids, between the base board and the central axis. Wind should not be heavy, so it is better obbivat plastic or galvanized steel. Steering axle fastened to the base of roof self-tapping on the side opposite from the propeller.

Windmill with sails

It looks like a windmill sails, which balances the structure of the wings and the wind is used to find if you do a rotating model

Watch the video and you will understand, forwhat goals need some design elements. Basically, a lot of things can be waived if you only have just a decorative mill, which will not rotate, but simply decorate your presence your site. The current model requires a lot of effort, but it looks much nicer.

Step # 4 - are building a spectacular turntable

Spinner - a very important detail design,which can decorate it or, conversely, to spoil. Keep in mind that our sails should not be too heavy. Take the two blades of the board length 1.5 m, 5 cm wide and 2 cm thick. Pre-cut in the middle of these slots boards. When imposing pieces crosswise grooves must enter into each other. Anchoring joint using screws.

Driving rotation windmill wings

The general principle of the mill wing is no different from the rotation of the blades pinwheel child: they are made in such a way that the force of the wind direction pressed on the wing

Each of the resulting blades warrantsfor wooden planks. They should be nailed so that each of the wings is shaped like a trapezoid. Ready-turntable the propeller is fixed on the horizontal axis. Note that the spinner and the rudder should balance each other out. Now that the installation of the roof with the steering wheel paddles and complete, you can trim the excess part of the horizontal axis.

Step # 5 - finished decorating design

As mentioned above, the structure can berotating or stationary. One model would be more effective, the other is easier, but even the most simple decorative item can be beautiful and worthy of all praise and attention.

Several mills models

See how you can even make a simple model windmills really beautiful and attractive. Take yourself on arms embodied in the product ideas

Background for the mill

For this mill blooming jasmine and trim the lawn creates a wonderful background, perfectly shades and decorative objects of this wonderful model

What and how you can decorate the finished structure?

  • Paint the wooden mill and cover the surface with varnish. The wood itself is beautiful, but if you want to do something special, you can use different colors of paint.
  • Do not forget the windows and on the door. Their presence is interesting to play on, for example, using carved casings or frames in a contrasting color.
  • Garden lanterns placed inside the mills at most of its windows, make the product more colorful at night.
  • Cute flowers around buildings can alsobe his decoration, if they are not too high. It is better to choose a ground cover plants. Especially because they just are in the height of fashion. An excellent background for the model will serve as an ornamental shrub.

Decorative mill their work done withlove and care, it decorates any area, and, unfortunately, able to attract the attention of not only admiring spectators, but also suburban thieves. Think about how you could make it impossible to take away from the site. For example, it is possible to dig and concreted metal tube on which subsequently to build a foundation. Let your wonderful work for many years pleases you and your guests.

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