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Post  marcus watts on Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:49 am

Hi,

I think I had a moment of madness yesterday and started painting the bonsai bench area - after about half of one trelliss panel I looked up at the rest of the area and realised there were many hours of peacfull contemplation in the weeks ahead !





It looks great but leaves that little thought "why did I start this today" - but then in a moment of clarity I remembered an important lesson........Karate Kid - lesson 4 - Paint the fence!! Laughing

Anyone else begun one of those 'why did I start this' type of jobs?

cheers Marcus

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:17 am

I think we have all started those kind of job, but that one would have been easier if done pre assembly, or now with a spray gun.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:50 am

Too many of mine remain half done.

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Post  Poink88 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:14 pm

marcus watts wrote:Karate Kid - lesson 4
Marcus,

There is your answer, get an apprentice!!! LOL If that does not suit you...go with what Billy said. A spray gun will get you done in no time...just protect/cover your trees. Wink

I think we all had that moment. Embarassed

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:18 pm

That will really be nice when completed. Nice Job. What is the platform (framing) for in the foreground?
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Post  drgonzo on Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:15 pm

Three initial impressions.

1. that will look very nice with that color once its done.

2. Looking around the picture thinking "ooooh what's he got,.. whats he got"

3. My wacky avatar madness is contagious.

Very Happy


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Post  David Carvalho on Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:20 pm

Hello,

Been there, done that. I've lost count of "Why did I start this?" projects related to Bonsai, but in the end all of them were worth it. My latest one was building a Greenhouse by myself, it was insane and trust me I will not build another soon (just not to say ever). I wish you luck Smile but it looks really really good and in the end it will be worth it Smile

p.s - don't forget in 2 to 3 years you will have to paint it again Very Happy ahahah! Smile

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Post  coh on Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:38 pm

David Carvalho wrote:Hello,
p.s - don't forget in 2 to 3 years you will have to paint it again Very Happy ahahah! Smile
That's exactly why I usually put off starting these kinds of projects! It will look good, though. Hopefully you'll post some photos after it's painted and populated with those beautiful trees!

BTW...I have a barn in serious need of painting, if you have any free time when you're done!

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:00 pm

hi y'all

I considered the spraygun approach but weighed up how much would be wasted spraying through all the holes, so general scrimping won through and i bought a new brush instead of a spraygun setup Laughing

Cheers Todd. The rafters in the foreground is the base for a raised decking area I've built over the last few weeks. I've ordered a product called 'ecodeck' for the top boards - a composite of hardwood fibre and recycled polymer that is delivered coloured, made to length, anti-slip and can be pressure washed.(We've ordered it in black and it means I wont have to paint the decking Very Happy )

here is a view looking the other way;


Haha Jay Vader - yes I do that too - the trees are all over the place this week - garage, greenhouse, floor etc but I think just about every tree I've got is shown in my gallery now, bar a couple of dug up bits that need to choose life before I bother taking pictures. I think the finished colour will look really smart, especially matching the decking. I really like the black ash coloured background for the trees, the greens look so much greener.

Wacky avatar catching it is - I needed to restore the balance of good and evil as the force had swung to the dark side Suspect

I've just thawed out from doing another 3 trellis (both sides!) and the deck boards arrive wednesday morning too- weather permitting I want it done by sunday night as the trident is bud breaking now and needs a repot. I'll certainly get a picture or 2 up when the trees are all back in place - maybe even a video!!!!!!! woohooo Very Happy

Cheers for the comments everyone, mmmmmm, painting a barn.............I'd have to get poinkk (dario) as an apprentice - he'll work for a tree me thinks Wink Razz


best regards from a cold Marcus with black speckles

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Post  drgonzo on Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:11 pm

chanting....'VID-E-O.......VID-E-O.....!'
-Jay

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:33 pm

drgonzo wrote:chanting....'VID-E-O.......VID-E-O.....!'
-Jay

oh bugger - - where is the charger !!!! Very Happy

I'll start the vid with a ginko biloboba facing to the full moon rising with 25% of its leaves pointing south west..................

may the force be with you

Marcus

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Post  Bob Pressler on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:52 pm

It will look awesome when you're done. I think you picked a great color.

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Post  marcus watts on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:31 pm

Well it took a week longer due to rain to finish the painting and deck but here are a few quick pictures from this afterrnoon.















And for Jay:


Video to follow when i work out the camera Very Happy

cheers Marcus

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:32 pm

Looks fantastic!

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Post  Ian Young on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:44 pm

Great job Marcus, looks like you have a great set up there. ThumbsUp

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Post  DreadyKGB on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:46 pm

Marcus,
You have done a great job! I can only hope that one day I have a bonsai area and trees that look this good. It was definitely worth the work. Thanks for the pics.

Todd

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:59 pm

Great job! That's a beautiful garden you have there!
Best,
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Post  coh on Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:04 pm

Looks really good, including the trees! That beech is quite a specimen.

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Post  Fore on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:00 pm

Very nice job and a beautiful garden Marcus!

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Post  drgonzo on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:16 pm

Marcus-

That just looks like such a professional set-up now. What a great color to backdrop foliage. If the pot is the frame we plant the tree in could it be that the display bench is the wall upon which its hung? Excellent work my friend!
-Jay

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:27 pm

Looks great, did I spy Robin lurking in the wood?

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:50 pm

Well done!

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Post  Storm on Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:49 pm

Looks fantastic!

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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:04 am

Very neat Marcus. Nicely done. The dark color will always provide a good contrast with the trees, no matter what the season is.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Jim Doiron on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:26 am

Really nice, I look forward to the days of having such a set up. Well done.

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