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How to finish and use this steel container?

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Joined: 8/26/2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 39
Posted: Sep/09/2005 1:22 PM PST

Yes, I love to use rebar. I've tried plain bar but it looks so plain unless I luck out and find some with significant pitting. The pitting and rust just seem to add character to garden pieces, in my lowly opinion. Plain, smooth designs simply look too much like mass-produced low-quality products that people buy and throw away too easily. My items are designed to last, regardless of the abuses offered by mother nature, dogs and children!

Joined: 8/17/2005
Posts: 27
Posted: Sep/09/2005 2:56 PM PST

I'm with you guys -- love it rusty and natural. I can picture the plants in it now with their greenery and/or colors contrasted against the rusty finish.

Does that have holes in the bottom for drainage?

It would look great in the house on the hearth or just about anywhere -- even if it does take 6 men and a boy to move it!!!
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Joined: 8/14/2002
Location: Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines)
Posts: 4993
Posted: Sep/10/2005 10:21 PM PST

Wow. I love your work. I LOVE the pagoda. That is an awesome piece.

I would leave it with the rusty look too but might seal it with a clear coat of sealer to protect it from further decomposing the steele. I too think it would look awesome in a log cabin home next to a fireplace hearth. I love that kind of look anyway.
Joined: 9/28/2005
Location: ohio
Posts: 7
Posted: Oct/08/2005 5:43 AM PST

I like it natural! If I lived near you, I definitely be interested in that piece!!! It's awesome!!!
Joined: 8/26/2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 39
Posted: Oct/14/2005 5:15 PM PST

I haven't put a clear coat on the pagoda or the steel container. I guess I'm scared I won't like it and you can't really undo it once you brush it on. Right now I keep the pagoda in the garage until I find a nice garden shop that caters to higher-end customers.
Joined: 2/05/2003
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region
Posts: 93
Posted: Oct/20/2005 2:35 PM PST

That container is such a cool piece. I can definitely find places for your artwork.
Joined: 8/26/2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 39
Posted: Oct/21/2005 7:55 PM PST

Guess I just could have posted a pic, hunh?
Joined: 8/03/2003
Location: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posts: 583
Posted: Oct/23/2005 3:34 PM PST

Hello and I have to say I like the natural look,it looks cool right now and I could see the nice green plants, some black mix in it would be a knock out too! Rita
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Location: around
Posts: 1764
Posted: Apr/26/2010 4:11 PM PST

uhmm yall realise the bbc url trick DOSENT work here right?
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