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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 05-09-2015 03:55 AM 1004 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This plant holder was made using scraps of maple and walnut. I used the biggest forstner bit i could find i believe it was 2 inches to drill two holes and i just used a chisel to clean out the rest of the hole. I then coated the inside with a layer of epoxy to keep the water and moisture from ruining the inside. I also picked a random angle and beveled the edges. i finished it with a few coats of spray lacquer. I planted a bonsai tree in it so far i have had it for about a month the holder and the plant are both holding up great!





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 05-09-2015 08:32 AM

That is really nice. My wife is into growing everything and she just started with the Bonsai plants. Yours looks great

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 12:25 PM

Very nice. They compliment each other.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 05-09-2015 02:03 PM

Hawaiilad, Thank you !

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#4 posted 05-09-2015 02:05 PM

Thank you Helluvawreck I think so too the combination of maple and walnut is always great and the tree goes really well with it.

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 03:10 AM

Really nice looking work on the plant holder and the design works well with the Bonsai tree. I really enjoy the whole Bosai culture and your tree is no exception! I have owned a couple of smaller trees over the years but have not mastered the fine art of keeping them alive. But I will keep trying to learn the secrets of successful Bonsaing ! And then maybe a pot like yours will be in my future project list. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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