Category Archives: Garden/Furniture

Valentine’s Day Tripod Plant Stand

steve wallet, architect tripod planter woodburn cartoons 2015-2-11The way to a gardener’s heart…

steve wallet, architect tripod planter cartoon 2015-2-11You can keep all your chocolates, mushy cards and cut flowers. If you REALLY want to wow your gardener, give her a plant stand!

steve wallet, architect tripod front 2015-2-11My gardener Lisa needed a replacement plant stand for a wire one that was rusting away. The footprint was so narrow that we didn’t need the usual 4 legs, and frankly I wanted to make a new design. I came up with this three legged stand, a tripod without the usual angled tripod legs.steve wallet, architect tripod planter detail 2015-2-11

steve wallet, architect tripod side 2015-2-11Lisa suggested I could sign it with my wood burning set. I made some cartoon sketches (first image), picked one and burned it in – a perfect combination of cartoons, carpentry, plants and love….steve wallet, architect tripod planter rear 2015-2-11

Happy Valentine’s Day to All!!!

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Redwood Plant Stand III

steve wallet architect plant stand 3 diagonal model 3-17-2013

steve wallet architect plant stand 3 model from above 3-17-2013 steve wallet architect plant stand 3 cartoon 2-17-2013steve wallet architect plant stand 3 close-up 3-17-2013steve wallet architect plant stand 3 overall w pot 3-17-2013steve wallet architect plant stand 3 detail 3-17-2013steve wallet architect plant stand 3 side 3-17-2013Not my last stand…

Lisa found a big fern, and so another plant stand was needed. But for this stand we needed less height.

In my 3D model I looked first at a diagonal option before settling on a very simple, very strong rectangular design. Construction is my usual over-built chunky redwood.

Figure 1  Diagonal option
Fig 2 Final rectangular design
Fig 3  My goal; a happy gardener
Figs 4 -8 Finished stand

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Tillandsia Stand 2

steve wallet architect tillandsia holder 2 digital model  9-17-2013And there will probably be more…

Replacement for an old willow bird house (not built by me) that, due to water and weather and age, was falling apart.

The stand I was replacing was about 4′ high, providing a place for the tillandsias above the surrounding plants. Tillandsias like air movement so, like my tillandsia stand 1, this is built out of spaced wood slats. The spaces between the slats provide plenty of openings for the wind, and places to fit tillansias. It’s sort of a fruit crate with legs, built from redwood and cedar.

steve wallet architect tillandsia stand 2 front 9-17-2013Images

.Digital model used to design the stand, prepare the materials list and build it
.Photos of the completed stand before being placed in the garden and receiving the tillandsias
.Stand in place, merged into our beautiful garden

steve wallet architect tillandsia stand 2 detail 2 9-17-2013steve wallet architect tillandsia stand 2 detail 1 9-17-2013

steve wallet architect tillandsia stand 2 w plants detail 9-22-2013steve wallet architect tillandsia stand 2 w plants 9-22-2013

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