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What Kind of Stand?

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:33 pm

Here is my "Little Ollie." In training 8 1/2 years. For those unfamiliar with this cultivar, it was developed as a dwarf, non-fruiting yard tree for California by Monrovia Nursery. Wonderful bonsai subject for under lights in the North.



It is potted in a 7 inch (18 cm) container carved from Featherock, a type of pumice. I love the combination because it looks like olives cultivated on terraced hillsides in Israel.
Usually I exhibit it on a kiddie show stand made of a slab painted black. About time I upgraded to something better, but I'm not sure what. Last time I had it in a show other than our own club, I put it on a gravel filled suiban. Not a good combination. No
One possible choice at an affordable price is a low oval stand by Jim's Woodworks. http://www.whitehorsepottery.com/jim10/2421teaka.jpg
You can get it with a blackish stain.
I was also thinking of those sliced burl stands you see at the shows, but they are too shiny & the wrong color.
Any other suggestions?
Iris

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Re: What Kind of Stand?

Post  ogie on Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:40 pm

Hi Iris,
i like what i see but maybe 50% longer? it might enhance more the tree,just a suggestion

Stay well,
Alex

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Re: What Kind of Stand?

Post  JimLewis on Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:26 pm

Go to Michael's. It is a chain that sells by-the-numbers "crafts." We went there to get a picture framed the other day. In their "woodworking" section, I found that they sell various slze (and shape) wooden slabs, with or without pre-bevelled edges. They also sell small blocks or rounds of wood that would do perfectly for short legs.

Some careful sanding, some staining or painting, a little glue for the legs and you will have a "hand-crafted" stand.

I often go to trophy and award stores and buy a few blank walnut-stained plaques. They're 11x13 inches (fine for my small trees) fasten on some legs and have an instant and quite nice low stand.

Here's one:






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What Kind of Stand?

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:21 pm

That's a new one. Laughing I expected a suggestion for something I couldn't afford, & they tell me go around the corner to Michael's. I agree with Alex that a rugged looking slab with the bark on might be appropriate. I'll see what they have.
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