Monday, March 10, 2008

Embellished Rustic?


Blue Fox made a suggestion to check out the fences at Kim's Creations. Take a look! She has some very creative ideas! I have been surfing around her web site and found some slightly rustic but nicely detailed fences that I think could work out in my back yard under the huge pine trees. This is one example here. I think it might go well with the pine trees & picnic area out back and not be overly rustic.

7 comments:

Frances, said...

Checked out the link to Kim's and love those rustic structures. How will will they hold up, are they cedar and other long lasting wood? They are lovely! Thanks for the heads up on them.

Frances at Faire Garden

GardenJoy4Me said...

Looks very rustic indeed ! Are they really solid ? .. able to hold up in a storm and lots of snow ? .. just wondering !
Joy

Blue Fox said...

A lot depends on your climate and weather, but cedar is renowned for it's durability. I've seen them with linseed oil/turpentine on for a weatherproofing finish. The most important thing is to make sure they are off the ground, either using a metal pin or holder or have a piece on the ground that's easy to replace. They won't be as maintenance free as a metal fence, however. When I make things like this I use ardox nails or deck screws which give better holding power. Plain nails tend to work loose as the twigs and wood shrink. Steep learning curve!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Thanks for posting that link - we really need to replace the fence this year & I'd like something attractive.

Cabs said...

Thanks for the input everyone!
Yes durability is key. We may have to build our own to include the winterizing aspects and strength needed but the embellished board fence looks appealing to me.

Melanie said...

That's a great link, the fences are beautiful. I think as long as you stick with something natural you will be happy with the result.

Shady Gardener said...

I really like the looks of this fence for your backyard... as I mentioned before, you'd be able to see the rounded outsides of the logs and the neighbors would see the inside "planks" that would look like a regular fence. Just my opinion. I also like the gate! :-) Perhaps you could even use a "regular" gate and add your own green branches (bendable) to create the interest.