Ideas for Building Wall Fountains


Wall fountains bring motion to your home's landscape. A wide array of suitable materials make building one from scratch an exciting possibility. You may want to mix and match materials or convert an already existing wall into a fountain.


  • Build a natural rock wall fountain with rocks. Use the most interesting shapes you find or stick with smooth slabs. Ideal rocks for building a wall fountain may already sitting on your property. If not, choose from a variety of commercially available rocks. Incorporate fossils for visitors to inspect. Build your wall fountain of tiny stones, use boulders or a mixture of the two. The size of rocks you choose will influence how the water sounds as it trickles across the stones. Rock wall fountains can be fashioned to look rustic or modern.


  • Tile fountains feature scenes, simple colors or dramatic motifs. Mosaics of birds, murals of animals and custom decorative tiling present limitless opportunities. Incorporate your own handmade tiles or put the entire family to work painting tiles. Install them carefully so that each tile will successfully endure years of water exposure.


  • Metal takes on a sculptural appearance during the effortless decent of flowing water. As water flows over the metal, it will age, wear and transform it into a one of a kind landscape feature. Consider building a metal wall fountain with materials such as copper, bronze, aluminum or stainless steel. Discover an exciting combination of metal by placing them side-by-side before you build. Expect metal to rust, oxidize and patina with the passing of time. Several chemicals recipes will accelerate the aging process, too.

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