How to Build a Copper Water Fountain

sheet of copper
  • 3-6 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 20-200
What You'll Need
Drill press
Metal cutting blade
Pipe shaping instrument
Small stones
Water pump

Copper provides a beautiful structure, as seen in many examples of architecture and art. Copper water fountains can be built anywhere and offer much to a space. They help in lighting up the room and fill it with relaxation and tranquility. In an office, installing a copper water fountain can offer a feeling of ease to the clients who enter the office when they hear the soothing sound of water running over the copper. For many, a copper water fountain offers calmness and a homey feel.

Before building a copper water fountain, you need to keep a few things in mind.

Step 1 - Style and Planning

You need to make sure about what style you need. There are various copper water fountains such as the floor models, outdoor styles, wall mounted fountains and many more. Once the style of your copper water fountain is decided, you can start planning. Make a design of your copper water fountain, keeping in mind the copper pieces you intend to use for your copper water fountain.

Step 2 - Shop

You then need to make a list of all the supplies you require while building a copper water fountain. Go shopping to nearby salvage yards. You will be able to find all the necessary things you require at such places. Alternately, order your copper online or from another provider.

Step 3 - Gather the Tools

Necessary tools include a drill press, a saw, metal cutting blade screwdrivers and an instrument to shape your pipe, a container for the reservoir, tubing, small stones, a shovel, and a water pump.

Step 4 - Connect the Tubing

tape measure and copper tubing

You need to connect all the tubing and make sure the water pump is set to a medium high setting.

Step 5 - Clean

Clean your copper first, with the help of lemons dipped in salt and rinse the copper. This is essential.

Step 6 - Shape the Copper

Next, shape up your copper into a zigzag or a spiral, it is totally up to you and make sure to wrap the pipe while you work, so there are no scratches on it.

Step 7 - Last Steps

Gather all the elements of your water fountain together. This can be a pile of rocks inside a large bucket or a flower pot mounted to a wall. You need to make sure that the fountain's head pours the water back into the reservoir. Do not forget to have a special mounting for your copper water fountain; and do add a copper base and a top, keeping the weight of the water in mind.

Step 8 - Decorate

Lastly, you can also decorate your water fountain with lighting, hammered design, or engraving and surround it with pebbles or flowers in a beautiful manner.

These copper water fountains have a beautiful coated finish, enhancing your home or work place. It will end up providing soothing sounds with a benefit of relaxation and stress relief. You can also find this water fountain in different kinds of materials such as slate, marble, stainless steel, fiber, glass and other kinds of art.