Appears to be some kind of holly.
Curbadori??! As in you found it at a curb
This seems familiar… where have I seen it… aaaah, Reddit! It’s always fun to recognise someone from another forum.
Now the question is, can you identify me on reddit?
Haha, yup. I usually only post something on one or the other so it doesn’t feel like double posting. I like this one a lot though. Felt like sharing in both places. It’s super easy to spot me on Bonsai Nut since I have the same username there lol.
Yup, a literal curb. I cruise around my neighborhood the evening before or morning of trash day. This was one of four that were left on the street. Two had thick trunks that were very straight and uninteresting. A smaller one had more movement, but the trunk was small and lacked taper. Often times there’s more than one for me to choose from. Summer dormancy is about to hit, so idk if I’ll be cruising much until the fall.
Looks more likke a rhododendron
What kind of dark wood did you use for the pot? It’s looks amazing!!
Just plain old pine lumber, but I torch it with hot fire. Here’s a video. It probably added close to an hour to the overall process, but it’s worth it. I haven’t applied a finish yet. I may try olive oil since it’s for a plant. I use a cheapo torch setup from Lowe’s. A $3 propane tank with like a $15 nozzle attached to it.
On this stand I used polyurethane because it’s just the stand.
These are for my nandina forest box. My kiddos did the torching. Piece on the far right is before taking a brush to it.
I use these brushes in my drill because doing it by hand with a steel brush was horrible lol. Just be sure to wet the wood first or you’ll end up with fine charcoal dust EVERYWHERE. I swear that I’m still coughing it up.