Wishing well plans, free PDF download.

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Wishing well plans, plans include a free PDF download (link at bottom of blog post), step-by-step illustrated instructions, cutting list, and shopping list.

Wishing Well Plans – Overview

Wishing Well Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

7 – 2×6 – 12′

1 – 2×6 – 8′

2 – 2×4 -12′

1 – 2×2 – 8′

2 – 1×4 – 12′

6 – 1×6 – 12′

1 – 1″ dowel – 2′ 9″

1 – 1/4″ dowel – 2 1/2″

2″ deck screws

2 1/2″ deck screws

3 1/2″ deck screws

2″ galvanized finishing nails

wood glue

Cutting List

Cutting List

(A) 10 – 2×6 – 3′

(B) 10 – 2×6 – 2′ 6″

(C) 2 – 2×6 – 6′

(D) 2 – 1×4 – 3′

(E) 2 – 1×4 – 2′ 6″

(F) 4 – 2×6 – 1′ 9 1/2″

(G) 2 – 2×4 – 3′

(H) 2 – 2×4 – 2′ 3″

(I) 4 – 2×6 – 2′ 1 7/16″ – (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

(J) 3 – 2×2 – 2′ 3″

(K) 2 – 1×6 – 3′

(L) 2 – 1×6 – 3′ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

(M) 2 – 1×6 –  2′ 1″ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

(N) 2 – 1×6 – 1′ 2″ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

(O) 4 – 2×4 – 2′ 1 7/16″ – (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

(P) 4 – 1×6 – 2′ 7 7/8″ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in same directions)

(Q) 2 – 1×6 – 2′ 10 1/2″

(R) 14 – 1×6 – 2′ 4″ (45-degree bevel cuts on both end in same directions)

(S) 1 – 1″ dowel – 2′ 9″

(T) 1 – 2×4 – 10″

(U) 1 – 1″ dowel – 5 1/2″

(V) 1 – 1/4″ dowel – 2 1/2″

(W) 4 – 1×4 – 2′ 3/4″

Wishing well plans, step 1.

(A) 2×6 – 3′

(B) 2×6 – 2′ 6″

(W) 1×4 – 2′ 3/4″

Make the front and back of the box by cutting six 2×6’s to 3′ long (A). Cut four 2×6’s to 2′ 6″ long (B), and four 1×4’s to 2′ 3/4″ long (W). Assemble as shown on illustration above, pre-drill holes and screw 2″ deck screws through (W) and into (A) and (B). The 2×6 boards (A) will stick out 3″ in the ends from the 2×6 boards (B).

Wishing well plans, step 2.

(A) 2×6 – 3′

(B) 2×6 – 2′ 6″

Cut four 2×6’s to 3′ long (A), and six 2×6’s to 2′ 6″ long (B) for the sides of the box. Pre-drill holes and assemble as shown in illustration above using 2 1/2″ deck screws.

Wishing well plans, step 3.

(C) 2×6 – 6′

Cut two 2×6’s to 6′ long (C). Pre-drill holes and assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ carriage bolts.

Wishing well plans, step 4.

(D) 1×4 – 3′

(E) 1×4 – 2′ 6″

Cut two 1×4’s to 3′ long (D), and two 1×4’s to 2′ 6″ long (E). Pre-drill holes and assemble as shown on illustration above using 2″ deck screws.

Wishing well plans, step 5.

(F) 2×6 – 1′ 9 1/2″ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

Cut four 2×6’s to 1′ 9 1/2″ long (F), cut 45-degree angle cuts on both ends in opposite directions. Draw and cut an arch as shown on illustration above.

Wishing well plans, step 6.

(G) 2×4 – 3′
(H) 2×4 – 2′ 3″

Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ long (G) and two 2×4’s to 2′ 3″ long (H). Pre-drill holes and assemble as shown on illustration above using 2 1/2″ deck screws.

Wishing well plans, step 7.

(I) 2×6 – 2′ 1 7/16″ – (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)
(J) 2×2 – 2′ 3″

Cut four 2×6’s to 2′ 1 7/16″ long (I), cut 45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions. Cut three 2×2’s to 2′ 3″ long (J). Pre-drill holes and assemble as shown on illustration above using 2 1/2″ deck screws.

Wishing well plans, step 8.

(K) 1×6 – 3′
(L) 1×6 – 3′ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)
(M) 1×6 – 2′ 1″ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)
(N) 1×6 – 1′ 2″ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

Cut two 1×6’s to 3′ long (K). Cut two 1×6’s to 3′ long (L), cut 45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions. Cut two 1×6’s to 2′ 1″  long (M), cut 45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions. Cut two 1×6’s to 1′ 2″ long (N), cut 45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions. Pre-drill all holes and install as shown on illustration above using 2″ deck screws.

Wishing well plans, step 9.

(O) 2×4 – 2′ 1 7/16″ – (45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions)

Cut four 2×4’s to 2′ 1 7/16″ long (O), cut 45-degree angle cuts on both end in opposite directions. Pre-drill holes and install with 2 1/2″ deck screws as shown on illustration above.

Wishing well plans, step 10.

(P) 1×6 – 2′ 7 7/8″ (45-degree angle cuts on both end in same directions)

Cut four 1×6’s to 2′ 7 7/8″ long (P), cut 45-degree angle cuts on both end in the same directions.

Wishing well plans, step 11.

(Q) 1×6 – 2′ 10 1/2″

Cut four 1×6’s to 2′ 10 1/2″ long (Q). Pre-drill holes and install the trim as shown on illustration above using 2″ galvanized finishing nails.

Wishing well plans, step 12.

(R) 1×6 – 2′ 4″ (45-degree bevel cuts on both end in same directions)

Cut fourteen 1×6’s to 2′ 4″ long (R), cut 45-degree bevel cuts on both end in the same directions.  Pre-drill holes and install the roof boards as shown on illustration above using 2″ galvanized finishing nails.

Wishing well plans, step 13.

Drill 1″ holes as shown on illustration above.

Wishing well plans, step 14.

(S) 1″ dowel 2′ 9″

(T) 2×4 10″

(U) 1″ dowel 5 1/2″

(V) 1/4″ dowel 2 1/2″

Cut a 1″ dowel to 2′ 9″ long (S) drill a 1/4″ hole on one end. Cut a 2×4 to 10″ long, round the corners and drill a 1″ hole as shown on illustration above. Cut a 1″ dowel to 5 1/2″ long (U). Cut a 1/4″ dowel to 2 1/2″ long (V).

Wishing Well Plans

Assemble and install the parts using wood glue and 3 1/2 deck screws.

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21 comments

  1. Great project every piece falls into place, thanks for the idea! The folding picnic table is a great design too. Cheers!!

  2. Great plans with simple instructions that the average home owner could easily follow.Keep them coming.

  3. Awesome love the ease ability of reading plans thank you

  4. i love these plans!! Will be building this summer

  5. wishing well turned out great. instead of 1×6 on the roof, i sheathed it and laid cedar shakes shingles. looks amazing

  6. If these are free why do you need billing info???

    • @ Sue

      If you are concerned about giving your personal info, you can simply create a ‘fluff’ email account.
      From what I can tell, the site does NOT do any kind of verification (ie, name & address, etc) in order to fulfill your order and provide the download links.

      I just placed an order for the 4×4 coop plans, there was a free PDF (in a zip file) download link included in the order completion page. I haven’t even checked my email for the pdf files yet.

  7. I cannot find the down load for the PDFs for how to build the wishing well can you send me the plans in pdf to me?

  8. Bom dia, referente ao poço dos desejos vc teria plano de corte com as medidas em ( metros)?

  9. Thanks for the plan

  10. شكرا جزيلا لك هذا عمل رائع

  11. These look well constructed, I work with Adults with learning and physical disabilities and we work only with whatever palletwood we can source locally.
    I am going to use your plans ad a basis to show how we can change the timber dimensions and still get a good looking wishing well (hopefully

  12. I love this site, great plans even I can do it with your plans!

  13. What did you use to make the wave on the eave trim? No template?

    • You can buy wood with that wave design cut but I bet he used a jigsaw and made a pattern to make the waves identical for each board

  14. Love the plans, I have a septic tank cover & a control box that I want to hide inside the wishing well. I don’t want it to be too heavy for septic maintenance so looking to make lighter by using 1×4 or 1×6 instead. The inside dimensions have to be 36” square to fit comfortably so I will need to make some adjustments.

  15. easy to use plans

  16. eays to use plans

  17. I am a little confused, on the illustration for Q it says to cut 4 boards. Is this a typo or should you double up ?

  18. Want wishing well plans

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