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Mounting on cedar

This is a discussion on Mounting on cedar within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I received a cattleya mounted on a cedar shake, shingle type of wood and I ...

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    I received a cattleya mounted on a cedar shake, shingle type of wood and I really liked it so I bought a bale of shingles at the home supply store (cedar undercoarse) and started hanging plants up. It is so easy and I got a ton of cedar for $9.95. A friend of mine goes through their odds and ends wood that they mark down and gets it even cheaper.

    I drill 2 holes on the bottom of the wood so I can put the orchid there and stick a plant tie through the holes to hold it in place, and 1 hole at the top to put a hanger through. I wrap a bit of moss around the orchid and tie it onto the cedar. The wood is very soft so you can get through it even if you don't have a drill, but a drill is very fast. It was very easy and I hadn't really done much mounting with orchids before. The orchid mounted below is a little ascofinetia and it really likes the cedar

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    Cool idea, Pat. Hope you take lots of photos to share. Will you cut the wood down to a smaller size or leave it this size?

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    Probably I should have cut the wood down to a smaller size for the ascos and I may do that. I am going to look in the discount pile at the home supply store next time. My friend got a bunch of wood for .50 cents. I get the ties at the dollar store, 2 reels for $1.

    For any catts I imagine the bigger size is better. I will get a few more photos. It was nice for me since I have some lattice to hang plants up and it give me more bench room.

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    I can't wait to see how these look when you have them filled.

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    I've thought about doing this, but I worry about the wood rotting. Do you grow yours outdoors? Does cedar not rot? Did you prep the wood in any way? Obviously, I'm clueless about wood stuff. LOL.

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    I am not sure how long the cedar will last, but I imagine a long time. It is very easy to do

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    The orchids mounted on the cedar look great Pat, and it as a clever way to recycle these shingles.

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