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Garden Art: New concrete birdbath I made last month

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May 29, 2011
8:39 AM

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I had a rectangular birdbath made around New Year. Yet, I wanted to fulfill my dream of making a concrete birdbath on my own. To suit this plan, I had found a lampshade that had the right depth - about 2 inches in the centre.

I first took some sand and shaped the surface using the lampshade and smoothened it to the desired radius - about a foot wide. Then I spread plastic sheet on it carefully not to disturb the 'sand finish'. Now it was ready to pour concrete. After it had become hard by the next day, I removed it and turned it up. This picture shows with its bottom up. The circular design was made using the brim of plastic buckets of two sizes.

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