After one too many "where's the dog?" episodes, I finally closed things in. I thought a "basketweave" fence would be appropriate to my mid-century house, and I also liked the fact that it
is considered a "good neighbor" fence because there isn't a "bad side." The "weave" on this type of fence is usually horizontal, but I came across a photo of a vertical weave and showed it to my contractor. Because he was building the fence he could also build the gate to match, resulting in a seamless look. I've gotten a lot of "I've never seen a fence like that" comments, and could not be happier with the result (although I predict staining it is going to be a pain in the you know what).
Commented on Dec 01, 2011
Very attractive. Is the life expectency the same as a fence without the weave? It looks like
I like to garden and love repurposing "anything", like the compass you'll see here that I made from an old concrete septic tank cover. Pics that follow are some of my outdoor projects:
made a bottle tree, a fish pond, grew and dried birdhouse gourds, made raised gardens, painted an old bench, painted rug onto my deck, harvested 40' bamboo, cured them and made a trellis, made a peaceful walking/sitting area in the woods out back. I'm a DYI'er that began as a financial necessity and grew into a passion.......By the way, if you haven't talked to the great people at Four Season Nursery yet, or shopped for mulch, gravel and plants, you're missing an opportunity. They are knowledgeable and dependable. My husband just smiles at me and hates to leave me the truck...he knows I'm going there for a load of something.