A new design for displaying six plants on a decorative stand with colorful accessories
The Prototype shown on this page displays a very accurate representation of each reward. Since this prototype was very time consuming to make, the kickstarter program provides a way to turn tooling designs for quicker and more accurate manufacture into special developments for makeing most of the parts involved. A great amount of preporation has been completed to insure that the estimated delivery dates will be honored.
After seeing the many ways plants have been displayed and how much enjoyment people get from them, I designed the Hanging Plant Tree as a unique way to display potted plants in hand made hangers. Applying the decorative hanger brackets into a six sided wood post has specific pressure directions incorporated into it, where as weight is applied to the bracket the more securely inserted they become.
The three legs are also bent into a decorative design that like the hanger brackets uses the design for strength and stability as well as appearance.
The combination of the legs and hanger brackets coated gloss black along with a six sided pressure treated post stained red mohogony, set the tone for hand made macramae potted plant holders and decorative steel hanging rings, designed specifically to prevent the holders from comming off accidentally.
How they are made
The wood post are cut from a quality 4"x4" x 6'0" pressure treated lumber. Ripped down creating six sides, and planed smooth creates the post. Now notches are routered into all six sides at three different levels, in exact locations, depths, and angles to accept the bends applied to the legs and brackets. At the bottom end of the post is where the legs are indented and fastened leaving a smooth surface to rest against any type of flooring without worry of scratching. Then the stain is applied to the post and paint is applied to the legs and hanger brackets. To keep them suitable for outdoors both coatings are oil based products. Finishing off are the steel hanger rings and handmade macramae potted plant holders, both in three different colors, and are designed specifically to fit the plant tree.
The most difficult parts of manufactureing this product are bending the steel hanger brackets and legs into the same exact shape with precision and speed. And the notches into the wood post at the exact routering locations, angles, and depths also with precision and speed. To do this requires tools made for each process. Which are designed and ready to set up. The extent of the tool makeup will depend on how many products we will need to make, and how durable the tools should be.
Although the Plant Tree shown in the video and photos has passed many tests, It has been realized that two simple improvements should apply and are little extra work to do. On each set made each leg will be joined where they meet at the top curve which adds a great amount of strength and stability. also the way the legs are fastened at the bottom post has led to an easier method that results in the entire assembly, out of box, being completely tool free. I am sure you are perfectly capable of using a varity of tools, but why get them out when you don't have to.
How your funding is used
For all of the backing recieved, the most attention will be placed on providing a quality product and service in a timely fashion. The extent of set up, tooling, and the amount of people involved will depend on the amount of reward we need to manufacture, package and ship. The tooling design is ready and will need the assistance of a fabricator to complete a set of tools for the manufacture of the rewards. During the kickstarter program, your contributions will develope the completion of tooling prototypes with a well designed process for the entire production.
For whatever amount you would like to provide for funding, your support will certainly be appreciated in many ways by all the people involved.
Thank you very much
By the way
* Garden video is courtesy of Memorial Gardens in Historic Concord N.C.
* Music is courtesy of Jahzzar and Trailblazer
* This product design is available only on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Thank you for your donation and your name will appear as a backer of my project on my web site. Also you will recieve e-mails of our progress and the people involvedEstimated delivery:
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A colorful brochure showing photos of the Plant Tree, the accessories, It's Progress, and all of the above. Shipping included.Estimated delivery:
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Three hanger rings, one in each color ( Black, Brown, and Tan ). Can be used for many different kinds of applications. And all of the above. Shipping included within U.S. ( International Backers please add $10.00 for shipping )Estimated delivery:
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One macramae plant holder in Flesh color and all of the above. Shipping included within U.S. ( Intrnational Backers please add $10.00 for shipping )Estimated delivery:
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Two macramae plant holders, ( One in Almond and one in Tan ) three decorative holding rings ( one of each color ) and all of the above completeing a set of three macramae holders, one of each color, and six decorative holding rings, two of each color and all of the above. Shipping included within U.S. ( International Backers please add $35.00 for shipping )Estimated delivery:
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Three macramae holders ( one of each color ) and three holding rings ( one of each color ) and all of the above. Shipping included within U.S. ( International Backers please add $35.00 for shipping )Estimated delivery:
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One Hanging Plant Tree stand, and three holding rings ( one of each color ) and all of the above. Completeing a set of one Hanging Plant Tree stand, six macramae holders ( two of each color ) and twelve holder rings ( four of each color ). I would be happy to ship this anywhere in the world. Since the size and weight is large, and shipping costs very so much, please expect to pay for shipping depending on your locationEstimated delivery:
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One hanging plant tree stand, six macramae holders ( two of each color ), and six holding rings ( two of each color ), and all of the above. (completeing a set of two hanging plant tree stands, twelve macramae holders, four of each color, and eighteen decorative holding rings, six of each color, ) I would be happy to ship this anywhere in the world. Since the size an weight is large, and shipping varies so much, please expect to pay for shipping depending on your location.Estimated delivery:
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