How to Make a Wooden Water Bucket
- 1). Cut the pine wood into tapered sections, each measuring one foot in length, with your handsaw. Cut one more piece of pine wood into a circle 6 to 8 inches in diameter for your bucket base.
- 2). Sand the wood pieces thoroughly, applying progressively lighter grains. Once you reach the lightest sandpaper, turn it over and rub your wood pieces to create the finest finish possible.
- 3). Place your wood pieces around the bucket's circular bottom, and carefully hammer these in place with the small nails, one at a time. Make them fit as tightly as possible in order to prevent leaks.
- 4). Hammer your largest wooden ring from your bucket's bottom part to its top using a rubber mallet. Continue hammering until the ring reaches two-thirds of the way up your bucket. Hammer the smaller wooden ring about one-third of the way up your bucket. The rings will make sure that the wood pieces are tightly sealed.
- 5). Turn your bucket over and clean its top and sides with your sandpaper. Pour water into the bucket to test for leaks. Use a small amount of wood putty inside your bucket if you see any leaks.