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Posted by Accomplice on November 26, 2002 at 10:49:56:
In Reply to: Re: Partial shot from above of another wood-framed pond posted by Darkhaven on November 26, 2002 at 00:26:19:
Its super easy. I didn't have or use any written plans. Just figure out what dimensions you'd like it to be. Then get some plywood cut to that size to lay out as the bottom/ base. Take 2X4's or 2X8's, etc. and drill them together into squares or rectangles (look at my pic to see how I connected them). Lay one of those 'squares' or 'rectangles' on the ground and place your plywood on top and drill it together around the edges. Then flip it back over and place the next 'square' or whatever on top of it. To connect the squares to each other I used predrilled flat straps of metal from the hardware store. Its just a flat piece of steel about 4X1 inches with 4+ holes drilled in it. You slap that across the joint between levels and secure it. I used about 12 of these strap metal pieces to connect the boards on the large pond. When you get to the desired height you can drop in your liner and let the edges flop over the sides as you fill it with water. Then screw trim pieces to the top edge all the way around. Trim off the excess liner and you're good to go. My large pond bowed out a bit in the middle. Looking back I would have added a 2X4 center brace and drilled it in through each side at the very top running across the middle of the pond. That would have solved the bowing problem and also been a platform for potential basking spots.
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::This is a photo of a yearling alligator snapper sitting on the edge of the first wood-framed pond I built. This same 4'X4'X20" (deep) pond now houses my adult male for the winter. These ponds are super easy to build out of scrap plywood and 2X4's or 2X8's etc.