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an attempt of display

Post  xuan le on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:02 pm

What do you think of this display? I bought the base at AC Moore (an Art supply store) for couple of bucks, of course it has to be stained.
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Re: an attempt of display

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:49 pm

Very nice Xuan! The base and the tree combo is perfect. The base side looks like a bark of a pine. ThumbsUp


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Hi Zuan Le

Refreshing to see something new that has taste, and is not seen in Japan.....a wood rectangel framed with bark...lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: an attempt of display

Post  xuan le on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Thanks Jun and Yvonne,
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Attempt at Display

Post  bonsaisr on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:38 pm

I have had a slab like that for years, stained & finished with a semi-gloss varnish. Those craft store slabs are made of basswood. Pine would scratch too easily unless you gave it an epoxy finish. Slab bonsai stands are widely used in American club & regional shows.
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Post  chris on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Really really nice and I love the root stand!!!!!

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:13 pm

bonsaisr wrote:I have had a slab like that for years, stained & finished with a semi-gloss varnish. Those craft store slabs are made of basswood. Pine would scratch too easily unless you gave it an epoxy finish. Slab bonsai stands are widely used in American club & regional shows.
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Hi Iris

I have not yet seen a rectangular with a barkframe.....all i have seen is the natural shaped jiitas...my guess is, this is what you have seen too.

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Re: an attempt of display

Post  dick benbow on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:07 pm

A nice addition to the various resources needed to show certain trees and their companion. Smile

I would be interested in the color of the stain to be used?

I would love to see something akin to rosewood.

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Re: an attempt of display

Post  xuan le on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:49 pm

Thanks Dick, me too I like the rosewood stain
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Re: an attempt of display

Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:13 am

Great idea Xuan! I've seen many inexpensive items in craft and art stores that would work for bonsai display. Some of the prices for bonsai items is just outrageous. Your root stand is lovely, too.

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Post  xuan le on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:56 am

Thanks Todd, are you coming to the PBA show this year?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:59 am

Yes. I plan to bring our club member's trees up for the show. Are you showing this year?

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Post  Kakejiku on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:15 am

xuan le wrote:Thanks Dick, me too I like the rosewood stain
Regards.

Xuan

Really...with the dark jiita and netaku I thought the contrast was pretty balanced...if stained maybe a more natural shade?

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Post  xuan le on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:21 am

Todd Ellis wrote:Yes. I plan to bring our club member's trees up for the show. Are you showing this year?
Yes, I am
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Post  xuan le on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:24 am

Kakejiku wrote:
xuan le wrote:Thanks Dick, me too I like the rosewood stain
Regards.

Xuan

Really...with the dark jiita and netaku I thought the contrast was pretty balanced...if stained maybe a more natural shade?

Thanks Kakejiku, it's not expensive may be I will get another one and just use the natural color.

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Re: an attempt of display

Post  stonener on Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:10 pm

Hey Xuan! in the past I have found success with this technique.
try one side dark (charcoal) stain and the other just a (clear)polyurethane
this way you can choose ether side for other displays... Basketball
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An Attempt at Display

Post  bonsaisr on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:55 pm

On these slabs, the bark has a slight bevel, so there is only one top side. The idea might work with a plain slab, but you would have to be careful how you treat the edge.
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Re: an attempt of display

Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:21 pm

These slabs can be displayed with the beveled side up or down, depending upon the look one desires.

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Re: an attempt of display

Post  MikeG on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:23 pm

Very nice display. Tree and accent are beautiful. And I really like the slab. I've never seen this used before and I like it. I think the straight lines of it contrast well with the stand, pots and plants.

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An attempt at a display.

Post  Bob Bailey on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:51 pm


Sorry to disagree with the other posts, but I think the slab is far too heavy and detracts from the other elements in the display. I think with an appropriate scroll you would have a very nice three point display. Love the root stand.

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Post  gman on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:27 am

I do like the combination but I have a differnt view from MikeG and agree with Bob B...and find that the base/board at the moment distracts from the overall image with the straight lines (more masculine) which conflicts with the round main pot, the round root base/stand, round accent pot and stand. Using a darker stain might blend in with the bark which is irregular in appearance?
Just a thought? Laughing
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Re: an attempt of display

Post  stonener on Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:20 am

"straight lines which conflicts" wait what? why?
three rounds on a rectangle perfect!
natural light unfinished surface make possible appreciation of details.
of root stand otherwise lost on dark background.
item placements are perfectly balanced, even well framed.
lacquer slab and call it a day... Basketball
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Re: an attempt of display

Post  sunip on Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:40 am

Hello.
Some thoughts,
In theory theory and practice are the same... but not in practice.

The wood looks fresh and one feels the interference of man, it gives an impression of immaturity but also youth.
The difference with a jitta with bark sides is that these are cut horizontally and this stem is cut vertically into planks,
the sides are cut and have no bark.
When the cut sides would be older the slab would have already more entity but bark on all sides gives a more mature and at peace impression.
In an informal display this would be lovely as it reminds us of the benches in the garden.
But in a formal or semi informal display it would not fit because the rootstand and tree pot combination is to mature and not in harmony with a young looking slab.
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