Fence Top Tables

Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady LakeAugust 23, 2012

I first saw one of these in one of Tom's (TomNCath) pictures. Or at least it was the first time I really noticed it. Since then I have seen them in quite a few other pictures from people. I am curious as to the benefit of these tables. Is it merely an easy to clean thing, "Nothing clean cause all the dirt just fell through!", or is there some other purpose to them?

Thanks

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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Have a picture or a link?

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 1:04PM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

Here is one of the images from TomnCath that originally piqued my interest. Theirs seems to use a thicker gauge metal than others I have seen. Others have almost a chain-link fence top.

(Thank you Tom for letting me borrow your image! Though I didn't really ask. But I'm guessing you wouldn't really mind. I hope.)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 2:54PM
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ladywingr(9b/10a)

I believe that's the top of one of his very excellent trellises rather than a table.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 3:23PM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

Perhaps, but I have seen tables like this as well. Most recent one was a step-by-step tutorial of dealing with pot-bound plants, I don't remember where it was though.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 5:02PM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

I think I have my own answer though. While searching for 'wire top garden bench' I found a couple of "How-To" articles for building greenhouse benches/tables. So I'm guessing it's merely the ease of cleaning.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 5:06PM
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ladywingr(9b/10a)

OK - thanks! I see what you're talking about now. I have a frame with wire that I use for screening materials. Never thought about using it for potting until this query. Sure would make cleanup easier if I did it over a wheelbarrow or barrel.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 8:48PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Ladywingr said: Sure would make cleanup easier if I did it over a wheelbarrow or barrel.

I keep my potting mix in a large plastic tub. I pot everything, large and small, in the tub and never have to clean up anything. Anything that spills out of a pot falls directly back into the tub. I invented this method years ago after trying to work with potting soil, as needed, from the bag in which I purchased it. It was frustrating, as I always spilled it. Now I have little-to-no waste at all.

I posted pictures of it in a prior thread - see link below.

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: What are your favorite beyond-the-basics garden tools?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 9:06PM
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ladywingr(9b/10a)

Thanks for the additional tip! I'm always ready to try something that will make the job more pleasureable.

Terri

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 10:57PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Perhaps these pictures will help:

And, here's my potting bench:

A simple 2' concrete mixing tub you can get at any Big Box. Note I can move it around to stay in the shade, and I also us it to sterilize my containers between seasons when they need a 5% bleach washing. ;-)

Tom

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:59AM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

Tom...

Stop posting pictures! Every time I think that I can't get any more envious of your garden setup, you post new pictures and I find myself getting a little greener, well, except for my thumbs.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 11:25AM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Well then, you probably don't want to see these later pictures of the Morning Glories on the arbor....;-)

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 7:25PM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

You are a cruel man, Mr. Tom.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 9:49PM
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