Friday, May 15, 2009

Manzanita Branches in the Hermes Desert


Sandblasted Manzanita Branches were used in the desert themed window displays at the Hermes store on Madison Avenue in NYC. Other branches that work well for desert themes are Ocotillo and particularly Cholla Wood.  





Simple wooden disks were used as a base for the branches.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very simple! Is the branch just nailed to the bottom of the base? Is this good support if you want to hang items from the tree branch?

Justin said...

I'm not entirely sure how it was done, but I assume there is a screw or lag bolt up through the base into the branch. If you are hanging very light items off the branches, a base like that might work, but for heavier items I would definitely use a more substantial base such as the ones we made here - http://nettletonhollow.blogspot.com/2009/03/securing-manzanita-branches-with.html

Lorren said...

Justin I have to tell you that I love your company. I will be doing the centerpieces for my daughters wedding in 2010. The Manzanita Branches that I ordered from you will be painted gold, flowers will be applied and crystles will be hung. I will send you photos of my work. The branches bring out my creativity. I love the smooth feel of them. They will turn my daughters wedding into a one of a kind event. I was woundering if you could experiment with nailing a base to the bottom of a branch and post your efforts. Thanks, I will keep ordering.

Justin said...

Thanks for the kind words - we're glad you like our products and work! We'd love to see some pictures when you get going on the centerpieces - it sounds like they will be gorgeous. There will be a blog post on similar centerpieces soon (I spent many hours over the weekend stringing crystals with monofilament). I'll give the wooden base a shot at some point and post the results. Thanks again!

Tynise said...

will all of the branches be in the form of the last picture on here?

Justin said...

There is an inherent degree of variation in natural items, particularly Manzanita. That last branch is exceptionally full and voluminous for Sandblasted Manzanita.