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Old 07-11-2012, 08:31 PM
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Tree Stands

ok, we keep pricing tree's for our little man and can't seem to find a big enough one for under 500, Does anyone know what kind of wood we can use to build our own? We have a Green wing that's about 5wks old, so we have atleast 9wks and don't mind the work to build one at all but truly wanna make him a tree that's his and one of a kind!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:40 PM
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Re: Tree Stands

have y try to think about pvc stands u can make..

SAFE WOOD YOU CAN USE

ACACIA - Silk Tree would be in this group
APPLE -
(Insecticide residue likely cause
for periodic issues)
AILANTHUS - Tree of Heaven
ALDER - white alder -
(See paragraph about
Alder / Buckthorn)
ALMOND
ARALIA - Fatsia japonica
ASH - Fraxinus
ASPEN - Populus
BAMBOO
BARBERRY- Berberis
BIRCH - see paragraph
BEECH - Fagus
BOIS D'ARC - horse apple tree
BOTTLE BRUSH
BUTTERFLY BUSH
CAMELLIA
CITRUS -
(lime, kumquat, grapefruit, orange, lemon)
CORK -
(not wood from cork oak, but cork)
CORN PLANTS
COTTONWOOD - Populus
CRABAPPLE - Malus
CRAPE MYRTLE -
(not the same as myrtle)
DATE
DOGWOOD - Cornus
DOUGLAS FIR - Pseudotsuga
DRACAENA
ELM - Ulmus
ESCALLONIA
EUCALYPTUS
FIG
FIR - genus Abies
GINKGO
GRAPE VINES
GRAPE PALM
GUAVA
HACKBERRY
HAWTHORN - Crataegus
HIBISCUS
HICKORY
IRONWOOD - apparently toxic leaves
JADE PLANT
KALANCHOE
LARCH - Larix
LILAC - Syringa
MADRONA / MADRONE - Arbutus
MAGNOLIA
MAPLE - Acer - see Maple Paragraph
MANZANITA - Arctostaphylos
MESQUITE - remove sharp parts
MIMOSA
MOUNTAIN ASH - Sorbus
MULBERRY - Morus
NANDINA -common name is heavenly bamboo
NORFOLK ISLAND PINE - Araucaria
NUT TREES - exclude chestnut
ORANGE - several sources lean toward safe
OREGON GRAPE - Mahonia
PALM
PAPAYA
PEAR
PECAN
PINE - Pinus: see Pine paragraph below
PHOTINIA see Photinia paragraph below
POPLAR - Populus
***** WILLOW - Salix
RAPHIOLEPSIS - Indian Hawthorn
RIBBONWOOD
ROSE - Rosa
RUBBER PLANT - Ficus elastica - Weeping Fig in bad column
RUSSIAN OLIVE
SASSAFRAS
SILK TREE
SPIRAEA
SPRUCE - Picea
STAGHORN SUMAC - see Sumac paragraph
STRAWBERRY TREE - Arbutus like Madrone
SWEET GUM
SYCAMORE
THURLOW
TREE FERN
VIBURNUM
VINE MAPLE - Acer
WEEPING WILLOW - Salix - see Willow paragraph
WIEGELA
YUCCA
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:50 PM
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Re: Tree Stands

I bought one just like this from this guy about a year ago. It's is great.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AFGRAY-Sandb...item1c2903e807

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Not sure why the link above is not working but go to EBAY and put the item number "120947206151" (Without the quotes) in the search.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:53 PM
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I would get grapewood.....I have one made from it.. You can find them here, you never know how they will be shaped but you could tell them what you want it for and maybe they could pick a good one.
I am adding a pic of the one we made. We added it to a cart on. wheelsAttachment 4371
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:59 PM
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Those are great looking stands! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:00 PM
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Also, if you look at his other auctions he has one on there for $350.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:04 PM
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Re: Tree Stands

Here is my current play area setup. Also, Lucy, the Macaw is full grown; so you can see how big the tree is.

Can't wait for the new house... my wife only rule is to not go overboard with the size, LOL.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:18 PM
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Re: Tree Stands

Definitely stayawayfrom the Java trees. I bought two huge ones , they are gorgeous to look at but are so slippery for the birds , the poor things can't get enough grip on them.
I have used a rasp to make it have more grip to it and it has worked .
They weren't too expensive , I know the smaller one was under five ......I think.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:23 PM
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Re: Tree Stands

built my own, all the wood was driftwood in saltwater, then sun dried then scrubbed down with vinegar & water and sun dried again (2-3 weeks) cost was time & screws



plus toys of course

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:47 PM
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Made my own. I have lots of them in my yard and it is about 11 feet tall. I am waiting for summer to be over and tree sap to recede so I can make a second one, smaller this time.
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