How to Build a Bamboo Water Feature

Here's a water garden that's different! Bamboo is used for a water spout and sluices, ending up in a small pond.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • 4-ft. level
  • Hacksaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Utility knife

3-lb maul

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Pond liner (optional)
  • sand
  • split bamboo sections and 1-in. supports
  • #8 copper wire
  • 2-in. PVC pipe
  • plastic water line
  • pinch valve
  • pond pump
  • drywall screws

If you don't want to build a pond, you can use another catch basin such as a whiskey barrel or other container. Bamboo is available from online retailers. You can have them split the sluice lengths for a small additional fee.