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    I made this a while ago, and was only reminded of it due to another thread on here. Deliberately made to look like wood, it is actually concrete...

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      Very creative! :thumbsup:
      What was your inspiration?
       
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        Realising that wooden ones would end up rotting, and wanting a challenge.
         
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          Well, you certainly rose to the challenge! I love it :thumbsup:
           
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              Thank you @"M" and @BeeHappy It was relatively simple to make also.
               
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                Maybe for you Sandy but im not sure it would look soooo pretty if I attempted to make one :heehee:
                Just had another look and it's such a decorative piece, like a piece of garden art - and particularly appealing with the dew and Autumn colors surrounding it :dbgrtmb:
                 
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                  Sandy, that is lovely! The colour makes it look like real wood too. You are very talented.... I'm remembering the tea cupboard! :wub2:
                   
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                    Maybe you could send me the recipe
                     
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                      The colour was more a case of good luck than good management, but can be repeated.

                      No problem...:smile:
                       
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                        Could I trouble you for the recipe too? Would love to have a try at that!
                         
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                          :ThankYou:
                          :waggy: I asked first! :slaphead:
                          As there is only *one* recipe and I asked for it ... you'll have to bribe ask me instead :snooty:

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                            The colour comes from mixing water soluble wood stain in water, then using the water to mix the concrete. The pattern is from a mould made in fibreglass on an actual piece of tree. As I said, easy really.
                             
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                              :hate-shocked: :hate-shocked: :hate-shocked:

                              You told EVERY one!!!! :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:



                              *snatches back payment for secret recipe* :snooty:
                               
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                                Erm ... might need a bit of help with this part. :dunno:
                                 
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