Containers forum: Building up a few containers

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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
May 29, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Well.. My friend Erica had a bunch of 1/2 wine barrels a few years past their useful lifetime. We built up foam replacements for her this afternoon
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
May 29, 2014 5:37 PM CST
My friend Trish got the instructional from me and built hers. Erica's in the last post will have hers stuccoed to look like a clay pot. Trish here put a brick veneer on hers
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
May 29, 2014 5:41 PM CST
oh..Erica got a new blue back door.. with a doggy door insert.. so her two Beddingtons can come and go on their own.. that's in the second picture of the first post
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 29, 2014 8:02 PM CST

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Gordon, that looks so real, like real mortar and brick. How wonderful. Love the blue door.
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
May 30, 2014 9:52 PM CST
Here they are.. After the stucco.
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Here they sit ..... This is the condition of the ones being replaced. They are shot...speaking of which. The pistols in the photo are a bank of old molds for casting guns. Their garden ornaments.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 31, 2014 5:31 PM CST

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So, you stucco on the outside surface of the styrofoam, then mortared brick over that? It is beautiful.
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
May 31, 2014 10:39 PM CST
no .. the one with the brick veneer has the brick glued onto the foam... then the joints motared in... the stucco ones are just the stucco on the foam.. it's a synthetic stucco... so it sticks to the foam nicely..and it comes in a range of colors.. and can be trowelled on or put on with a paint brush ...this is my stucco finish
http://www.parex.com/parexusa-color-collection.shtml
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 31, 2014 10:41 PM CST

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Wow, it sure come in a wide range of colors.
What type of glue to you use for the brick veneer?
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Jun 1, 2014 5:37 AM CST
oh... that one used a polyurethane adheasive PL400.. or locktite PL premuim... my favorte is the adheasive they use for the foam... from wind-lock called foam to foam adheasive... it goes into a foam gun... it says foam to foam... but it will stick anything to anything.. when

i get it on my hands.. there's a cleaner that will take it off.. if done promptly... but if you get a bit on you that drys.. it's a few days of bathing + scrubbing with a rough pumice stone to get it off.. that's how I rate an adheasive.. is how much abrasion it can take in the bath.. before comming away clean.. it's similar to the foam they sell that sprays out of the arerisol cans... but far superior.. and is a polyurethane foam... like the polyurethane in the pl adheasives.... but fills gaps... and is recomended to be used with the stone veneers..
http://www.wind-lock.com/cat-45-1-22/Foam_2_Foam_Adhesive.ht...
notice ..in all the pictures they are wearing gloves... a smart choice.. although rarely do... and it does come off in a few days...
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2014 7:01 PM CST

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Thank you for the information Gordon. Your creativity is amazing. Smiling

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