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Post  marc74 Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:44 am

its a bit of both really, display and life long growing/working
i dont have many trees as yet but this will be the home for many years as i collect

what i have measured i should be able to work with each tree ok and yes will need to rotate as will be side facing the south sun but i will manual turn as i want to wire each through the decking just in case any strong wind... or my cats Smile

i suppose if i really wanted to be displaying then the shelfs would need to be bigger as 14" still means the next shelf be behind the top of some of the trees. i will need to relook at the trees i have and decide next place for shelf


oh well, it will do for now. and top can be main display and i can rethink in a few years depending how collection grows.

pics to follow




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Post  Todd Ellis Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:50 am

These are my new benches that I finished before the ... hopefully, last snow of the season...

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Post  Craig Cowing Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:20 am

I don't have a picture right now, but we find that cement blocks with pallets and boards work well.
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Post  marc74 Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:58 am

ill post a frame i have been given when the image insert icons re-appear

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Post  fiona Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:13 am

Clear your cache, Marc. That seems to sort it.

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Post  RKatzin Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:43 am

Some really nice benches!
Here's a setup I built from scrap lumber:

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It's a little crowed right now with new work. It's four sided so trees can be placed according to sun exposure desired.
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Post  marc74 Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:01 am

ok, i have been given this from a florist

my idea was for a wooden version but was becoming a bit of a mission trying to do.
so im going to try and add some decking shelfs to it
the shelfs are just a little too narrow for my liking so maybe i can add 2 pieces of decking to each shelf and try to over hang a little

i will see how i go and maybe try the wooden project in the future

any advise on how to proceed?

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Post  daudelus Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:31 pm

The one pictured as 'large gap' is my bench that I constructed last year, and I don't think I would change anything about it now that it is one year on... As Fiona suggested, it is important to decide on the purpose of your bench... mine was simply for maintenance and to get the trees up off the ground... I plan to make more decorative stands or monkey pole-type displays when I get more finished with other landscaping in my yard, so I can work the display into an overall design. I think my display was potentially more work than it was worth, but the end product is a nice accomplishment... good luck with yours!
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Post  marc74 Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:09 pm

yes, my challenge now is to try and make the shelfs wider when fit the wood so medium size trees fit without branches being pushed up against next shelf.

so some how fit and make hang over the edges etc



yours is perfect but i dont think im ready for such a project. i tried to get some assistance but got no where.
and limited knowledge and tools.

but still tempting to try similar




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Post  daudelus Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:13 pm

marc74 wrote:
yours is perfect but i dont think im ready for such a project.  i tried to get some assistance but got no where.
and limited knowledge and tools.

My wife helped me, and I am admitting this, she was more spatially capable than myself... it was roughly three full days of effort with most spent cutting, drilling and screwing all the individual pieces that made up the base of each shelf...
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Post  daudelus Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:17 pm

I was looking at the rack you got from the florist and I would be wary of placing a great deal of weight on it... it would depend on the size of your trees and how dense you place them, but a brisk wind might be capable of placing pressure on a weak part of that metal... just a thought Smile
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Post  marc74 Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:27 pm

yeah that is another concern of mine

this is the sort of thing i initially thought would work if i can get the wood cut to a step shape but i have now been given a miter\radial saw. i was trying to find a company that could cut perfect for me

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Post  daudelus Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:29 pm

I'm no expert, but that appears very similar to something premade for staircases... which would be precut...
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Post  marc74 Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:35 pm

i think im gonna have to draw and cut myself, but unsure how that would work out

else its go similar to you and build a frame etc

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Post  JimLewis Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:23 pm

You can get PRE-cut stair risers at any do-it-yourself store like Lowes.

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Post  marc74 Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:51 pm

doesn't seem that easy here

but I'm gonna try and go for the wood frame version depending on cost

back with info soon

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Post  fiona Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:31 pm

B&Q and Jewson have stair risers.

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Post  RKatzin Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:47 am

My pyramid is made from an old stair riser cut in four pieces.

Rummage and yard sale items make nice informal stands. This end table and wicker hamper have seen alot of duty.
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Post  JoesBonsai Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:18 am

Some of mine

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Post  marc74 Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:58 am

very cool

a million miles away from a standard British garden Smile



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Post  ferdy-san Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:55 pm

Those are my sun drenched benches, mostly filled with olives...

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Post  marc74 Sat May 17, 2014 5:14 pm

I finally did it, from inspiration from Jerry Norbury's designs I found on the web

my 1st wood work project since school 20 years ago  Smile

wood varnished a bit darker than i wanted, hoping for a very whitish tone
anyway, im happy, just a cm i need to fix but other that it went well

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Post  Todd Ellis Sun May 18, 2014 12:56 am

[quote="JoesBonsai"]Some of mine

Such a tranquil place. I especially like your pond.
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Post  Todd Ellis Sun May 18, 2014 1:12 pm

Like your garden Jun!
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