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Wooden fences: the 7 most beautiful structures of wood

Wooden fences: the 7 most beautiful structures of wood

All kinds of fences and hedges are an inherent part of garden landscapes. They help to emphasize the belonging of the land to private ownership, and define its boundaries. In addition to the direct functional purpose – protection from unwanted «guests», a beautiful fence can give the area a finished appearance. Among the variety of walling most prevalent in the regeneration of suburban areas received a wooden fence, which blends harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.

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The advantages and disadvantages of wood fence

The demand for wooden fences always remains high. The owners of suburban areas often opt for wooden fencing, because they have a number of advantages:

  • Naturalness. Wood – eco-friendly natural material with unique colour and structure.
  • Aesthetic quality. Beautiful wooden fences perfectly complement any architectural ensemble.
  • Low cost. In comparison with other types of fencing, to those of brick or concrete, wood fences are much cheaper.
  • Ease of erection. Installation of wooden walling does not have specific knowledge, abilities and skills. To erect a fence, even one person.
  • A variety of options. Material for the manufacture of reliable and beautiful fence can make any tree species: oak, beech, pine, ash, larch.

Variations of wooden fences there are a dozen with some elements to fill are mounted vertically, others horizontally, in some, and altogether form a complex weave and drawings.

Among the disadvantages of wooden decorative fences can be noted only a relatively short service life, which ranges 8-10 years. Determinants of the service life of the fence are the characteristics of the soil and climate.

The fence is in disrepair as a result of rotting of the wood under the action of weather conditions, excess moisture and destruction by harmful insects. To extend the service life by surface treatment antiseptic and protective agents.

Combined fence with brick pillars

Very popular and options combined, when in the role of the supports are of reinforced concrete, brick or metal poles

A variety of options for wooden fences

A wooden fence can be a solid or ventilated construction. Blown options with partial visibility are good that do not hinder the passage of sunlight and wind, enabling you to create optimal conditions for the cultivation of green spaces on the plot.

Option # 1 — Classic fence

As supports with a classic arrangement of the fence are metal poles that are deepened into the ground up to five feet and are cast. The runs are made of wooden bars with dimensions 50×100 mm.

The classic version of the fence

A fence is a structure of vertically placed beams, which are mounted on a horizontal broiling

Option # 2 — «Herringbone»

Material and method of arrangement of columns is the same as in classic version. Interesting is also the option of erecting such a fence slashed with openings through which will provide adequate ventilation for plants, but the area will be protected from the eyes of outside observers.

This is placed between the lapped planed boards set grooved strip.

Fence “herringbone”

Beautiful design is a two-way front fence. Decorative «herringbone» or «ladder» formed of transversely placed planks overlap each other

Option # 3 — Palisade

The fence consists of pointed vertically mounted and firmly driven into the ground round logs. As a support structures can be the same hardwood logs, either brick or metal poles.

Palisade – protection phase

Majestic and impregnable stockade is one of the oldest types of fencing

Read more about this option read our article: «How to make a palisade fence at his dacha: my garden is my castle«.

Option # 4 — «Grille»

When you create a canvas grid Reiki can not only be placed at the same distance vertically, horizontally or even tilted at 45 degrees. To obtain unusual decorative patterns, Reiki can be grouped and combined by changing the distance between them.

Decorative grille on the back patio

Wooden openwork grating is obtained from the located crosswise, and in some cases even interwoven, boards or slats, framed by a durable frame

Option # 5 — «Ranch»

The design consists of wooden poles, which are attached one below the other wooden beams (rails). «Ranch» – a fence of open type, designed mainly for access control and the delimitation of the territory.

“the Ranch” - a fence of open type

Fence style «ranch» are made of horizontal bars. These fences are good for framing spacious estates, zoning of the land and demarcation cords for horses or livestock pastures

Option # 6 — Fence

A classical type of fence has the appearance of design, which consists of a metal or wooden poles and progerin, which are nailed vertically Reiki.

A fence can be a blank design, in which the boards are arranged close to each other. Such solid fence to provide privacy of the owners of the site. The more popular version of the fence with gaps in which the boards are fixed at a small distance from each other.

Fence – a worthy frame of the plot

Fence – perhaps the most popular type of fencing. Thanks to the attractive aesthetic appearance of such a fence is often used as a decorative element in the regeneration of landscape design

Option # 7 — «Checkerboard»

«Checkerboard» well lets sunlight and air, creating favorable conditions for plants in the area, but unlike traditional picket fence with gaps that can completely protect the area from the looks of passers-by in the street.

A combined version of the “checkerboard” on stone piers

«Checkerboard» is a more complex variant of the traditional fence. Double-sided front fence is assembled from the spirit of the rows of fence with gaps. One from the ranks of the fence slightly shifted relative to the first, and the Board fences be staggered

Features the classic picket construction

Wood fence is relatively simple, but reliable and beautiful fence, with the construction of which will be able to handle any owner of the suburban area.

To make such a fence, you need to prepare:

  • Edged or planed boards of a certain length;
  • The supporting wooden pillars;
  • Bars with a length of 2-2,5 m section of 40 mm;
  • Stakes and rope for marking;
  • Nails or screws;
  • Concrete and crushed stone for pillar.

Having defined the place of erection, you must drive stakes and pull the rope. Along the intended line at the same distance (on average 2.5-3 meters) are planned locations for the construction of the pillars.

Digging holes for the supporting pillars

In targeted areas in the ground with auger drilled holes with a depth of 80-90 cm

The lower ends of the wooden poles need to pre-process bioseptic, then coat it with resin and wrap with roofing felt or roofing material. This will prolong the life of the fence.

Bury the posts need not less than a quarter of the entire length of the product. Fixing the poles in the pit, you can make the dumping of brick dust or rubble, and then run a cement screed. For the natural shrinkage of poles and hardening of cement it is necessary to wait a few days.

To determine the horizontal design will help the stretching of the rope at the top of the pillars. Poles are attached to the posts by means of overlays or Brubeck. Depending on which view would be to have a fence on each bat you need to perform a smooth, semicircular or shaped cut.

Options for the design of fence

The fence can be given a fancy shape. Look spectacular wave form fences or fences with carved «Windows»

Straps nailed to progalina in such a way that the distance to the soil was not less than 5 cm That would prevent the rotting of the lower part of shtaketin. To protect built a wooden fence from the destructive impacts by using colorless mastic sealant, antiseptic impregnation or conventional oil paints.

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