Story of a tree garden bench, & weekend plus project

Discussion in 'Garden Design' started by SusieQ07, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. SusieQ07

    SusieQ07 In Flower

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    Our huge live oak tree outgrew our pretty grapevine tree bench and actually broke it into many pieces, we held it together with plastic slide ties, after removing many bolts etc.the last few years. what to do?, what to do?
    we searched the internet, and found a new much bigger tree bench, made in light cedar wood, hence the weekend job for me as I did all the painting.
    My hubby was taking the old bench apart, and surprised me by keeping all intact pieces, he ended up with 3/4 of a bench and smaller ring around our Magnolia tree in front of our house, but I am so happy to have at least this and not just photo's.




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    Today we assembled the new bench,for the back of our house and are pleased with the results, and make all our hard work worth the effort, the gnomes are happy once again..


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    from my window:

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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Both tree benches look fantastic Susie. I'm so pleased that your husband managed to save most of the old one as it looks just right around your magnolia. The new one fits in perfectly with the rest of your garden and the freshly painted gnomes look right at home. :-D
     
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    Really good looking and well placed benches, Suzie, 'GOOD ON YOU!!!'
    Hank
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    That looks so inviting, I'd be tempted to kick the gnomes off and sit there myself. :D
     



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  6. Donna S

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    Looks really great. Good job.
     
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    What a good place to sit and wait for the coffee and cake trolley...wouldnt matter if it was a bit late it looks real comfortable.
     
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    Looks like a good place to chill out after a long hard day with nice glass of wine.
     

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