Very cool window shelving for orchids, etc.

pricem11(z7 NC)November 24, 2008

Hi there,

I just wanted to share info about this very nice product I've recently come across to make the most of window space for my little collection of Neofinetas, Sedireas, Sophronitis, C. goeringii, D. moniliforme, etc.

These are plexiglass shelves suspended on a steel wire framwork that require only a small finishing nail in the top of a window moulding to mount and stabilize. The creator makes them to order in any number of ways and is a really nice guy to deal with. I'm attaching the link to his site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Window plant hanger

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snasxs(7-8 VA)

Wow, I am green ...

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 10:28AM
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pricem11(z7 NC)

They are cool aren't they? I'm jealous of your awesome Cymbidium collection, snaxs!

Just a disclaimer that occurs to me--I just happened across these shelves while surfing and wanted to share since they're such a cool solution for a lot of orchids. I have no business interest with the creator, except that I'd like to buy a unit for every window in my house!


    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 10:57AM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Mark, those shelves are fabulous and so is your orchid collection! The scene out your windows is lovely too. Thx for posting.

Sheila :)

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 11:08AM
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I am tempted to order one. Seems expensive but I'm not sure what to order. Could you explain what you ordered? It appears you have the double shelf?

Please give the details of your set-up.


    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 11:44AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Those are really nice! I know Mike from michigan has some of these and they look really classy...fantastic find

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 11:49AM
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pricem11(z7 NC)

Hi there Jane. These are three-tier, single shelves with the humidity trays. The between shelf spacing is 9 inches I believe. Would suggest that you decide which window you want to use, decide how low you'd like the bottom shelf to fall, and how high the tallest orchid will be (don't forget spikes) to determine the between-shelf spacing. You could do two, three, four shelves on one unit. I wanted my lowest shelf to be high enough that kitties wouldn't be tempted. ;-)

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 11:57AM
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Thanks, I think most of my plants are taller than 9 inches. I have baseboard heat under my windows which could also create a problem. Can you just use 2 shelves? I have mostly Catts and Oncids and some Phals. They are all big and 9" would not work.


    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 8:49PM
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IMHO over priced. I'll pass.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 8:55PM
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pricem11(z7 NC)

Jane, you can specify whatever spacing you like. These aren't ready made but rather are made to order with the exact dimensions you specify. I chose 9 inches because I'm using them for very small orchids. Tommy, for me, the price is totally worth what I would pay for a couple of nice Neos. To each his own though ;-).


    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 8:09AM
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I have to have these shelves!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2008 at 8:39AM
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I built some shelves that are somewhat similar to these. I went to IKEA to scope out the glass shelves they carry, having previously purchased a glass shelf from IKEA for my bathroom, and knowing that they often sell individual components of their products. I found glass shelves 15" in length, that had holes drilled on the ends. They were a steal at $2.50 for a pair. The window I wanted to install the shelves in is just shy of 30" wide, so it was ideal. So I used threaded rod, with nuts to hold the shelves at the desired height, and I just hung the whole thing from the ceiling. I made horizontal supports for the shelves out of aluminum channel. If I had not been lucky enough to find these glass pieces at IKEA for the price I did I would probably not have been able to make shelves like this.


Here is a link that might be useful: Glass shelves

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 3:52AM
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pricem11(z7 NC)

Mazel tov Mike! These are absolutely spectacular. I feel an IKEA run coming on.


    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 1:05PM
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So awesome Mike! I love the Ikea hack!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 8:26PM
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