The popularity of rustic, countrylandscape design is caused by natural naturalness of its elements: a wicker fence, wooden arbors, decorative benches ... Braided wooden fence is necessary to appeal to many owners of country houses, who wish to escape from everyday life and to equip in their area a natural design with rustic motifs. Make the fence - a fairly simple task to overpower the force under anyone. Not without reason hurdle fences all the time have long met in many settlements. Today, rustic style again not top recognition and because such a design made with their own hands, can serve as a worthy decoration of the garden.
There are three types of woven fences, each of which has its own height and functional value.
- Low fence, the height of which does not exceed 1 meter. They are widely used as a decorative elements of landscape design: the flower beds and fence to the track area.
- Average fences meter height. They are good for the zoning of the site. Fences such a height allows to emphasize the boundaries of space, but it does not create the illusion of isolation.
- Two-meter high fences can act as a complete barrier or fence. They equip mainly outside the border area.
The term of service depends on the fence materialmanufacture. A fence, woven from cattail or bulrush, will last no more than three or four years. Wickerwork, hazel or willow regularly serve up to ten years. But to be able to enjoy a beautiful wicker fence over the long term, it is necessary to protect the wood by treating it with antiseptic compositions.
If we take as a basis the method of weaving, the fence can be designed for horizontal or vertical technique of weaving
Wicker fence, as well as any enclosingdesign consists of the supporting pillars and sections, which are mainly bound thin branches or twigs. For the arrangement of the fence can be used wooden stakes or metal poles.
A major shortcoming of such stakes isthat they are susceptible to rotting, and this greatly reduces the life of the fence. To protect the stakes on the future site of the fence, you can equip the trench, the soil in which to replace the layer of sand. The water flowing down to the bottom of the fence will simply seep through the sand, and wood will not rot. Sami stakes preferably in advance to handle antiseptic chemical composition. To improve the stability of the fence stakes need to bury at least half a meter. Metal poles are used in the construction of two-meter high fences.
Vertical wooden stakes driven into 3-5 cm thick will provide good support for the low decorative fences
more natural and attractive appearance to make fencing, poles painted in desirable color braids branches or vines
The stakes or poles are placed at a distance ofhalf a meter. As practice shows, this step is most convenient for splicing as a flexible willow twigs and branches tougher. Selection of the ball is determined based on the thickness and flexibility of the rods and the master design ideas.
Tip! All along the trench support posts are located on equidistant distance, and closer to the edge of the fence it is better to install more frequently. This arrangement supports will create a kind of lock to secure the ends of the twigs.
Traditionally used for the manufacture of the fencetwigs of willow, willow or hazel. But for the lack of opportunities to acquire or flexible vine stock, you can always weave the fence of thin annual branches of fruit trees in the garden.
For high fences suitable branches up to three centimeters thick for smaller ornamental fences is better to use one - two centimeter rods
For cutting straight fit long shoots. They can be cut, dried and stored, related to small beams for a long time. For the production of the fence, you can even use fresh cut twigs with green leaves.
The branches harvested plaiting necessarythoroughly soak. This will give them flexibility by restoring circulation juice. Flexible rods will be easier to twist, forming a simple horizontal or unusual intricate patterns.
Tip! To steam the twigs and make them more flexible at a time, but after drying, regain strength, you can make a "steam bath". But this procedure can be used only for rough and varnishing rods.
Weave rods begin to perform with the bottom row, gradually rising to the top of the fence.
The bars carry out undulations alternately between adjacent supporting pillars, extending along the entire length
Branches must twist the flexible part of the supportstakes, forming a "figure eight" in which each successive rod is an extension of the previous one. For in the process of weaving the fence did not lead to the side, the top supports better stick to flat strips, removing them before splicing the last row.
During weaving important to ensure that the endsrods are arranged at the inner side of the fence. To fence not crumbled, the tips of the rods can be accurately fixed with a wire sticking out and "tails" cut with a knife. The ends of the last row is not cut off, and quietly tucked along the stakes.
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Ready to open the fence can be varnish or paint to match the surrounding landscape design.
The décor elements to the fence may make clay pots, decorative sunflowers and other attributes rustic
The most impressive looks fence in combination withother wooden decorative products. For example, placed along the wicker fence wooden bench brings a sense of comfort and relaxation and become a favorite vacation spot of all family members.
Fences from rods allow you to create the atmosphere in the area of warmth and hospitality. Has a bright positive energy objects wooden interior objects will always be pleasing to the eye.