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  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] OT-PLANTS: Arbor
  • From: John Reeds <jreeds@microsensors.com>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 14:20:27 -0800


The product I have seen looks a lot more like wood than any of the other
alternatives.  It is recycled plastic, bundled into directional fibers and
fused together in a porous structure exactly like badly weathered wood.

> ----------
> From: 	Vernon Brown[SMTP:vgbro@peoplepc.com]
> Reply To: 	iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: 	Thursday, January 03, 2002 1:20 PM
> To: 	iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: 	RE: [iris-talk] OT-PLANTS: Arbor
> John,
> I was most interested in your request, as I have been thinking along those
> lines. I have not seen a version of what you describe that I have found to
> be strong enough, and \ or attractive enough, to last more than a short
> time.
> However I have been looking at the 'decking' material made from recycled
> plastics and am thinking that the 5\4 planks ( actual 1 by thickness)
> should
> be usable if ripped and made into strips the size you are talking about,
> then some light sanding and screwed together using a little glue. It
> should
> last nearly forever. It will accept some small degree of stain and doesn't
> deteriorate like wood.
> I am going to use the plans that I got from Yankee Workshop and hope to
> install it this summer. Hope this helps.
> Vernon G. Brown
> Malevil Gardens
> Lubbock, Texas  USA
> Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10  Sunset
> mailto:vgbro@peoplepc.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Reeds [mailto:jreeds@microsensors.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 3:11 PM
> To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [iris-talk] OT-PLANTS: Arbor
> Doesn't really fit any of the subject tags, but where else could I find
> such
> an avid group of gardeners who might know the answer.
> I am looking for a garden arbor made out of "fake wood".  I have seen a
> wonderful recycled plastic material used to make trellises that looks
> exactly like weathered wood stakes, about 3/4" square.  I would love to
> find
> an arbor made out of the same material (usually dyed green or red-brown).
> Steel rusts, vinyl and PVC look ugly, and wood gets old and splintery.
> Aluminum would be nice, but I've never seen one so I assume it would be
> too
> expensive if I could find it.  The trellis manufacturers did not know any
> arbor makers, and no luck on the internet.  Any ideas?
> John Reeds
> jreeds@microsensors.com
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