Plant benches in strong sun

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:48:50 PST

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

I bought some of these grid top pieces about 1997 and they are almost
indistinguishable today. The material is like what they make milk crates
from. It makes for easy sliding around of flats. The only thing I didn't
care for were the tube legs (I use cinder blocks) but they would probably
be fine on a flat paved surface. These tops need to be evenly supported or
they can warp but in my experience the warping is not a permanent problem.
Highly recommended.

PS Leo, I could not see if you were answering someone's question?
Dylan Hannon
Los Angeles CA

On 3 February 2012 17:01, Leo A. Martin <> wrote:

> Wood doesn't last long in the intense California and Arizona sun unless
> painted every year or two. That entails moving everything off the wood to
> someplace else....
> I have seen benches made from chain link fencing stretched and secured
> over wood. It not only lasts a long time but allows water and air to pass
> through. Salvaged chain link is often available for much less money.
> Leo Martin
> Phoenix Arizona USA
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