Friday, August 31, 2012

New Cymbidium Benches

My new Cymbidium benches are now finished. Part of the delay was simply getting the shade frame pipes ordered and delivered. Constructing the Jensoa bench elements was fairly easy, especially by having the hardware supply store cut the electrical conduit tubes to size. This bench represents essentially the same growing space I had back in Maryland.

The regular benchtops elements were more challenging for me to complete. It took me a few weeks to find the materials that I could work with for my designs, but I'm happy with the results. Some portions of the shade frames stick out (red flags), but that's okay with me 'cause those are segments where I'll be hanging other orchids.

All in all, my designated growing space is now three times larger than what it was back in Maryland! Now it's time to retrieve my Cyms from boarding and introduce them to their new home.