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    I was asked by a lady with a very formal garden to make her a unique bottle tree (has a normal one) .. Well It is finished and she loves it.... 23 bottles .... 8 feet tall... here are some pictures..
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    Last edited by JimYo; 05-17-2012, 06:56 AM.
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  • #2
    two more pictures ..

    final picture .. all done
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    Last edited by JimYo; 06-13-2012, 03:53 PM.
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    • #3
      I like it! I hope I can do work like that some day. You have a real talent in transferring from your imagination to the metal.
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      • #4
        Well done, Jimyo! that's the best Bottle Tree I've yet seen.

        I assume there is a hole drilled into the patio, then a rod/pipe(?) inserted ...but its still seems mighty top heavy...Is it Rock-Solid, or does it have some sway to it?...

        ...and the weldor...Does he have some sway to him after "preparing" all those bottles??

        Looks really good, Jim!
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        • #5
          it is supported by a pipe and a 1 1/2 inch rebar rod in 80 lbs of concrete so it's not going any where
          the verticle stand is top rail from chain link fence with 6 pieces of flatbar covering it.
          the woman has two more bottles of wine to drink before it will have all 23 bottles on it..
          Jim
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          • #6
            Nice job. Now that Budweiser has the blue bottles and all of my drinking friends are saving them for me to make a few...Bob
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            • #7
              That looks very nice Jim. I'm diggin' it.

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              • #8
                That is really cool.
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                • #9
                  Thanks for your comments..
                  Jim
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                  • #10
                    Great job!
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                    • #11
                      I like it too. Never see 'em up here. Prob. wrong planting zone!
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                      • #12
                        Actually, I understand that bottle trees were started in Charleston SC by slaves who thought they would keep away evil spirits ..

                        see here http://www.felderrushing.net/HistoryofBottleTrees.htm
                        Last edited by JimYo; 05-27-2012, 06:13 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Very very cool!
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                          • #14
                            here is a final picture on the bottle tree Woman loves it ... which is important to me..
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JimYo View Post
                              here is a final picture on the bottle tree Woman loves it ... which is important to me..
                              Imagination and excellent translation in a excellent job, Jim, and your historical background link cleared up many of my questions regarding where this curious custom originated!

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