Plant benches in strong sun

Leo A. Martin
Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:08:07 PST
Dylan Hannon replied to me:

> I have found the following product to be excellent
> in full sun in the Los Angeles area:


Hi, Dylan, and thanks for the source. I was commenting on the general
topic of shelving, and the problems with wood in intense sun.

I have a few benches similar to the above but wider: 8 feet by 4 feet
(2.5m x 1.25m.) I can move them myself with difficulty due to their weight
and size.

I do like them for sun durability but they are relatively fragile if not
carefully supported. They have molded recesses aligned in rows to fit the
tubular legs, along the center and sides. Each 4 x 8 bench is designed to
accomodate thirteen legs. Rather than dealing with all those legs, I place
the benches over three 2" x 4" x 8' boards (the standard board for framing
buildings in the USA, 5cm x 10.1cm x 2.5m) running lengthwise, each board
spanning the bench along a line where a row of tubular legs should fit.
Without the center board I have had these benches break in the middle
under load.

Leo Martin

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