Author Topic: Bonsai Display Stands  (Read 2628 times)

radsnell

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Bonsai Display Stands
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:27 PM »
Looking for a few affordable display stands.  I already have an 8" and an 11".  I usually show trees larger than that and just borrow stands.  I guess I'd be looking for stands in the 14"-20" range.

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Boyd
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 12:07 AM »
What is affordable?
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 04:52 PM »
I guess under $150??

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 10:28 PM »
Try ebay, lots from China, I have bought a few and they will work for most.
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 02:05 AM »
Definitely head to Artisan Bonsai Woodworks.  The Internet address is Mohawk something, google it.  His prices are stupid low, even for custom work, and you can easily get something decent for that price that's much better than eBay.  I own a crapload of stands from both, and while not something you'd want to take to Portland next year, or Rochester the year after, they're just peachy for local and regional events.
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 09:11 AM »
Yep, they can be nice, I have picked up some good vintage stands from Japan cheap on Ebay, just depends on what you want. Geoff Holmes makes beautiful high end stands here in Connecticut. A true artisan.
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 08:52 PM »
Definitely head to Artisan Bonsai Woodworks.  The Internet address is Mohawk something, google it.  His prices are stupid low, even for custom work, and you can easily get something decent for that price that's much better than eBay.  I own a crapload of stands from both, and while not something you'd want to take to Portland next year, or Rochester the year after, they're just peachy for local and regional events.

This was all I got on google. "Chubby Kid Stands Up To Mohawk Bully."

Didn't find the stands.....

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 07:29 AM »
http://sd2cx1.webring.org/l/rd?ring=bunjin;id=28;url=http%3A%2F%2Fhome%2Eearthlink%2Enet%2F~mnhawk%2Fartisanbonsaistands%2F

That should work.  Some of them are good, but IMO the legs are a bit heavy on some.
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 10:49 AM »
http://sd2cx1.webring.org/l/rd?ring=bunjin;id=28;url=http%3A%2F%2Fhome%2Eearthlink%2Enet%2F~mnhawk%2Fartisanbonsaistands%2F

That should work.  Some of them are good, but IMO the legs are a bit heavy on some.

Agreed Owen.  I too think the legs are too bulky...kinda Arts and Crafts styled legs. 
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 10:58 PM »
The jita are nice.  They are getting damned expensive; even here in Japan.
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 01:35 AM »
Yep, I also agree on the legs of the stands shown, way too heavy.  But he does custom work for damn near the same price, I got a decent, custom sized shohin 5 tree rack with accompanying footed board for 6 and 7, all mahogany, for something like 200$...compare that to a slightly higher quality from kinbon(bamboo!) at 650$ with shipping surface!  Like I said, not something to take to the big show, with 150$ you can get alot.  I buy most large tables off yahoo Japan, you can get stuff cheap as chips there.
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 07:34 AM »
Good to know.  Could anyone who has some custom work please post pics?  I need a few stands (bringing a few back too  ;D). 
 

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 10:38 PM »
Making stands is fun but a  lot of work.

here are some stands I made, made the pots too, and the tokanoma, started the plants form cuttings and went to desert and collected the stones...jeez talk about a do it yourselfer

didnt paint the scroll  LOL

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Re: Bonsai Display Stands
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 11:50 PM »
Yep, I also agree on the legs of the stands shown, way too heavy.  But he does custom work for damn near the same price, I got a decent, custom sized shohin 5 tree rack with accompanying footed board for 6 and 7, all mahogany, for something like 200$...compare that to a slightly higher quality from kinbon(bamboo!) at 650$ with shipping surface!  Like I said, not something to take to the big show, with 150$ you can get alot.  I buy most large tables off yahoo Japan, you can get stuff cheap as chips there.
Is there a way to translate yahoo Japan into English?