Show Us Your Bonsai Benches

Leon

Sapling
Messages
31
Reaction score
41

Attachments

Arcto

Chumono
Messages
690
Reaction score
922
Location
Western Washington
how does the irrigation system work? Is it on a timer? Where do you buy the parts?
It did it’s job. I could leave town for a week or 2 and not have losses. The previous owner had a timer on it. I would get parts at the local hardware or HD.
 

Brian Van Fleet

Pretty Fly for a Bonsai Guy
Messages
10,426
Reaction score
23,575
Location
B’ham, AL
USDA Zone
8A
Your layout is great, think you can share your specs on wood lengths, types, and dept you installed. I posted a picture that I'm trying to do next year. Seven is the maximum number of tree I'm planning to collect and train.
Here you go. All built with pressure-treated pine and deck screws. They look good, but are not very versatile for siting the trees. I have been tempted to build new benches that are longer to accommodate several trees, but I need 2 rows and accessing trees at the higher level will be a challenge. I may do fewer individual stands on the lower level and several long benches at the upper level. Or I may just enjoy it as is.
B2E2E701-A35A-46FB-BA86-8C2483EF4FC5.jpeg
 

derek7745

Chumono
Messages
957
Reaction score
1,321
Location
Montreal
Seven is the maximum number of tree I'm planning to collect and train
I remember when I told myself 10 max...

currently doing the in-and-out shuffle, but here's 45 trees, there's 20 more behind me, and maybe 300-500 cuttings. it got out of hand quickly LOL

i had a new area and pergola planned for this spring - that got pushed to spring 2020 :confused:
 

Attachments

Forsoothe!

Chumono
Messages
677
Reaction score
551
Location
Michigan
USDA Zone
6b
This is my main area.

View attachment 241217

And I have 4 individual stands along the edge of the yard.

View attachment 241218
I like the cafeteria self-serve layout. A whole family of deer can just poke their heads out and snatch a taste of this or that and move on down the line to the next entrèe, then duck back out without leaving a tip! Have you applied for P.E.T.A. certification?
 

Forsoothe!

Chumono
Messages
677
Reaction score
551
Location
Michigan
USDA Zone
6b
...Although... It does present a good opportunity if your back porch faces it, up range...
 

Adair M

Pinus Envy
Messages
10,629
Reaction score
21,456
Location
NEGeorgia
USDA Zone
7a
I’m still in the planning phase of my new bonsai garden. I need to get some hardscape work done first, then set the benches.

Meanwhile, I’m playing around with this idea:

2BAB26AD-9787-48F7-B116-C387F384209D.jpeg

The benches aren’t full height yet, just need to stack more pavers. The columns are the large brick pavers, and the shelf is 3 twelve foot 4x6s. Heavy! But, no sag either!

For now, I’ve got most of the trees up off the ground:

FAF26A00-1763-4147-BCFF-6FA3AC1381A4.jpeg
 

Hartinez

Chumono
Messages
607
Reaction score
1,179
Location
Albuquerque, NM
USDA Zone
7
Added on to my existing setup. Still needs a good coat of peonfin, plus I plan on adding a piece of shade clothe to cover the entire structure. One that can be pulled back when needed. The rest of the yard will get monkey poles, may 4 or 5 spread the out the flower beds. 48255114-01F8-4142-9240-5FE2A2D547E3.jpeg0F641F74-226A-4F97-B833-067130DE7124.jpegE88289F0-C397-48AC-929E-63DD59BFD04E.jpeg
 

Similar threads


Top Bottom