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Bonsai benches 4 months 2 weeks ago #46294

Im starting to draw up plans for a new bench/rack for my trees this spring. Im wondering what styles and features everyone likes?
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Bonsai benches 4 months 2 weeks ago #46299

This I really like for the surfaces: www.growingbonsai.net/cheap-bonsai-stand/

Check out the norbury bench too.
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Bonsai benches 4 months 2 weeks ago #46325

I had available a large number of stones that had been used for a walkway, and I cemented four into stands. They look pretty decent.
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Bonsai benches 3 months 2 weeks ago #46834

Recently Built Bench for 2019 season.

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Bonsai benches 3 months 2 weeks ago #46835

Ivan Mann wrote: I had available a large number of stones that had been used for a walkway, and I cemented four into stands. They look pretty decent.

I am interested, have you got some pictures of them?
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Bonsai benches 3 months 2 weeks ago #46837

I originally planned to make fully wooden benchs with the slotting on the platform for drainage, but now think i will use cinder blocks at the base and build wooden platforms. This why it can be moved and will cost less as well.
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Bonsai benches 3 months 2 weeks ago #46850

WJR wrote: I originally planned to make fully wooden benchs with the slotting on the platform for drainage, but now think i will use cinder blocks at the base and build wooden platforms. This why it can be moved and will cost less as well.


I spent a long time examining different plans etc.. and then decided to use a cinderblock type construction. I'll probably build it this spring and take it down, when winter is hear. Basically it will be three blocks on a side, with Stone terrace places as a base, and a simple plywood board used as the surface. I'm going to holes in the board for wires or something to prevent the trees from falling off. or getting nocked off by the birds.
I'm not putting all of my trees on the bench though. I will be spreading some of the better trees throughout the garden, depending on their needs, and which trees look better at different places. I will use round concrete blocks and either granit slabs or some kind of other slabs on top of them.
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Bonsai benches 3 months 2 weeks ago #46902

Clicio wrote:

Ivan Mann wrote: I had available a large number of stones that had been used for a walkway, and I cemented four into stands. They look pretty decent.

I am interested, have you got some pictures of them?


Here is probably the best one. There were two major problems - I had to work with the available rocks, and I knew nothing about masonry. One of the others is pretty ugly and I'll be taking it apart, I think, if I can figure out how to break the cement binding. I also have more rocks now.

The plant on it is an azalea I dug up out of the yard a couple of hours ago. It has been there not doing well for about 15 years, along with three others. They are all coming out. I have plans to stick them in some large pots like this one, put them on the back porch in semishade, and see if any are worth doing anything with or if their destiny is land fill. Most of the large branches on it were dead; we'll see what the flowering season does.

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Bonsai benches 3 months 2 weeks ago #46916

I quite like the stand!
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Bonsai benches 2 months 1 week ago #47553

What great idea for flat stones, original and sure beats the old wooden bench. Jealous.
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