If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
When I first created the Bonsai Display House it was a case of whatever I had to display my trees on at the time would suffice.
My 160 year old White Pine stood on an old wooden rickety table until 2010. During 2002-2009 I was gainfully employed and boy it was stressful, not so much the work or the job, but the muppets I had to consider my seniors. Wet behind the ears does not do them credit. Anyway, I didn’t have much time to look after the trees so it was a ‘stood still’ situation.
Thankfully, the employer made me redundant in late 2009; my time with my trees therefore had begun again.
The first thing I needed to do was replace the old wooden table for the White Pine, then the engineers blocks and a bit of old trellis for the Beech Group, and finally a new table for the English Oak. Well, Welsh actually as that is where it was collected way back.
The following then are the tables I have just made out of old reclaimed hardwood (apart from the legs and that is decking posts 95mm x 95mm) All of the wood came from an office refit…yep, you guessed it, where I used to work and the lot was slung out. In the skip and out again and several trips later it was all safe at home waiting for a use.
All tables are bolted and or screw bolts utilised throughout, with five coats of sadolin ebony (water based) nipped in-between coats. My wife calls them Elephant tables … not because of the style but because of the weight they will cope with. After all, they have my pride and joy on-board … I don’t want any slip-ups.
If any Bonsai enthusiast would like a full breakdown just let me know.