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Conservatory sort out

Post by edds » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:40 pm

My conservatory had turned into a dumping ground with too many plants dumped everywhere and not enough storage meaning stuff was all over the place.
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I worked out we needed a nice strong set up for the plants to go on with plenty of storage underneath. My wife wanted it to look nice.

So we settled on a custom powder coated commercial bench from Two West's with powder coated front panels to hide all the stuff underneath!

It arrived Friday so I moved everything yesterday and cleaned it up.
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Cleared
I then started assembly. The frame was designed to go over the shelf and give me one continuous surface as well as a bit more storage underneath. I also moved the cross pieces between the legs back and had legs every 2ft to attach the panels to. We had it coated with an anthracite colour.

After a bit of fiddling it looked like this.
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Frame
Then with top and panels it looks like this.
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Panels
Then the obligatory strength test..
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by edds » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:46 pm

Some plants in place and on a cheap tiered corner stand from eBay.
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Still plenty of room (to be filled tomorrow with things from the greenhouse I imagine!).

I still need to fix the panels - I'm planning to glue neodymium magnets onto the frames and panels to fix them in place.
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by el48tel » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:58 pm

edds wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:40 pm
My conservatory had turned into a dumping ground with too many plants dumped everywhere and not enough storage meaning stuff was all over the place.
PXL_20201128_105249755.jpg

I worked out we needed a nice strong set up for the plants to go on with plenty of storage underneath. My wife wanted it to look nice.

So we settled on a custom powder coated commercial bench from Two West's with powder coated front panels to hide all the stuff underneath!

It arrived Friday so I moved everything yesterday and cleaned it up.
PXL_20201128_120556206.jpg

I then started assembly. The frame was designed to go over the shelf and give me one continuous surface as well as a bit more storage underneath. I also moved the cross pieces between the legs back and had legs every 2ft to attach the panels to. We had it coated with an anthracite colour.

After a bit of fiddling it looked like this.
PXL_20201128_152915351.jpg

Then with top and panels it looks like this.
PXL_20201129_113029821.jpg

Then the obligatory strength test..
PXL_20201129_113136143.jpg
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by edds » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:29 pm

Thanks Terry. I'm really pleased and so is my wife and you know what they say - happy wife, happy life!
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by colser » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:02 pm

Looking great Ed
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by Tony R » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:27 pm

Excellent, ED, very smart. Another star for TwoWests too.
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by edds » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:43 pm

Thanks guys. Two West's certainly did a great job, even with bespoke instructions for all the slight differences.
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by TimE » Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:43 pm

That looks really smart, excellent idea (tu)
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by edds » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:28 pm

Thanks Tim. (tu)
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Re: Conservatory sort out

Post by Keith H » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:38 pm

As others have rightly said, looks very smart. (tu)
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