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Offline rmhinden

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Bonsai Bench
« on: May 27, 2021, 05:57 PM »
Finished it last week, importantly my wife is happy with it.   The beams over it are designed to support shading material when it gets hot here in the summer. 

It's made out of Redwood, construction grade for the legs, clear for the rest.  Let's not talk about how much the wood cost, just say it is very nice stuff.  If you are in the SF Bay Area, Bruce Bauer lumber has a great selection of Redwood.

Here are some pictures with my wife's bonsai on it.   Thanks again for the suggests to use my TS55 to make the mortises.   

Bob


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Offline Imemiter

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Re: Bonsai Bench
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 11:27 AM »
Nice design with slats and two tiers. Are you going to let the redwood silver naturally or try some kind of finish? 
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Bonsai Bench
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 05:40 PM »
Nice design with slats and two tiers. Are you going to let the redwood silver naturally or try some kind of finish? 

Thanks.  The plan is to let the redwood age naturally.   

Bob

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Bonsai Bench
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 05:34 PM »
I have to make a potting bench for a client and I may steal some of your design, at least the roof detail. If bronze Poly Twinwall hasn't gone up too much I'll probably use it for the lid. 
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Bonsai Bench
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2021, 06:01 PM »
I have to make a potting bench for a client and I may steal some of your design, at least the roof detail. If bronze Poly Twinwall hasn't gone up too much I'll probably use it for the lid. 

@Imemiter

I have a SketchUp file, if you would like a copy PM me with your email address and I will send you a copy.

Bob

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Bonsai Bench
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2021, 11:43 AM »
That's a good looking set-up. What do you plan to use for the top?
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Bonsai Bench
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2021, 12:07 PM »
That's a good looking set-up. What do you plan to use for the top?

Some sort of 30% shade cloth, having figured that out yet.

Bob

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Bonsai Bench
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2021, 03:52 PM »
I have a SketchUp file, if you would like a copy PM me with your email address and I will send you a copy.

Bob

Thank you Bob.
We inherited an old Bonsai that I'm afraid we've let run wild a bit. It lives outside most of the year. One of these days I need to watch a few YouTubes and give it a haircut. Thanks again!
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