Fence, gates, gate

Wicker fence with their hands

Ever since, when a man got his own territory, he tried to protect her from invasion by unauthorized persons. he did it by building stone walls, installing wooden Palisades. Gradually, housing was improved, and with it the fence. In addition to the protective function it has acquired aesthetic.

One way to protect and beautify the territory, which survived until our days, is the fence. Hedges are often decorated with villas, town houses. Consider its features, varieties as well as technology, how to build a wicker fence with their hands.

Hedge: advantages and disadvantages ↑

The installation of the fence has undoubted advantages:

  • environmentally friendly;
  • colorful appearance;
  • the possibility of erection of a structure with your own hands;
  • low cost.

But the hedge has and cons:

  • performs primarily a decorative function and does not provide reliable protection of the area against penetration of third parties;
  • the short lifetime;
  • the complexity of the repair and replacement of worn-out sections.

Despite the flaws, hedge set quite often, it’s a great way to give your site a special flavor.

Wicker fence with their hands

Varieties of tinov ↑

Size ↑

Hedges can be of different sizes. Low fence, built with your own hands, mainly used for decoration of flower beds, landscape design. The fence height to 1 m can also be used for zoning within the plot, and the high fence of 2 m ? for fencing houses and the surrounding area.

Wicker fence with their hands

According to the method of manufacturing ↑

Distinguish between woven vertical fence consisting of horizontal bars of the framework, which is fixed perpendicular to the fence. The method of making fence is interesting because the rods can be made deeper in the ground, so they start to grow, forming a beautiful green fence.

Wicker fence with their hands

But more common are wicker fences with horizontal bars. This location gives the vines an opportunity to form various patterns.

Wicker fence with their hands

There is also an inclined netting, in which the bars of fabric secured between the stakes of the base diagonally. The vine may be directed in one direction, or different, forming the diamonds. These woven fences look very chic.

Wicker fence with their hands

The materials ↑

For the production of woven fences use a flexible material ? vine, walnut, willow. It allows your hands to form an openwork fabric, all kinds of braids. For making hedges are used all kinds of vines, but are the most suitable binotal and krasnotal (willow).

Wicker fence with their hands

Wicker fence can also be made of the cattail, or bulrush. The stems of these plants are attached by bundles of vertically. Therefore, before the formation of such railings stems of the bulrush/cattail the cut and knit in small bundles with a thickness of 4-5 cm.

Please note: fencing of reeds and cattail are the most short-lived. The lifetime maximum 3-4 years.

Wicker fence with their hands

For the manufacture of woven fence with their hands, you can also use boards, veneer. They can be mounted vertically or horizontally, forming dense fabric with virtually no gaps. This fence is bilateral and is only used to protect the plot.

Wicker fence with their hands

Because the wooden elements of the Foundation of the fence wicker eventually succumb to rot, they can be replaced with more durable materials ? stone, iron. They combine perfectly with the wood and give the structure the robustness and monumentality.

Wicker fence with their hands

In recent years become popular wicker fences made of PVC. They are more durable than wood because they are not afraid of bad weather, pests. Fencing made from PVC is composed of individual sections which can be simply assembled by hand.

Wicker fence with their hands

Technology of production of woven fence ↑

For the manufacture of fence with their hands will need a minimum of materials:

  • vine;
  • stakes;
  • wire;
  • hammer;
  • shovel;
  • sand.

Harvesting vines ↑

Before the construction of the wicker fence must own hands to prepare the twigs of willow or. It’s better to do in late autumn, when plants cease to grow, but the movement of juices them still continues. You should pick up the vines of the same thickness ? Shoots of 2-3 cm cut on the bias with a sharp knife.

Attention: the more complicated the pattern, the weave, the finer must be the rods. Prefer annual vines that are well bent.

Wicker fence with their hands

The markup of the site ↑

To prevent the rotting of wood, before netting fence is better to drain ? their hands to dig a trench to a depth of 50 cm and fill it with sand. Further along the perimeter of the construction hammer in the upright ? stakes. Place them at a distance of 0.5 m from each other, by digging to a depth of 0.3-0.4 m. Previously the lower ends of the stakes should be treated with preservative to protect them from rotting.

It is important: the pins of the Foundation must withstand the weight of the woven fabric, therefore, the thicker the vine, the thicker and stronger must be the support poles.

Wicker fence with their hands

Weaving cloths ↑

15 minutes before construction of the wicker fence, the bars should be soaked in warm water. So they become more flexible and pliable. You can also give different shades. To do this, they should be cleaned of bark and treating with hydrogen peroxide (to bleach the rods), stain (adds a hint of oak wenge), potassium permanganate (gives a brown-red tint), solution of ferrous sulfate (creates gray-brown tone).

Next, you should decide the pattern of the weave to the fence. It can be performed in a checkerboard pattern, diagonal, vertical. The vine in the canvas can be positioned freely (fence clearance), or dense (non-transparent netting).

Wicker fence with their hands

Netting fence with his own hands start from the bottom. One by one, row by row lay the rods for the pegs of the base. The edges of the fence the vine is you can either just cut it or braid it to the last peg, setting the stage for the next series.

The Council: woven fabric can be further strengthened with wire.

Wicker fence with their hands

To the ends of the twigs was carefully trimmed, they are released at a distance of 15-20 cm and cut the vine with a sharp knife. Forming several rows of fences, they can be a bit of sealed with a tapping hammer. If the vine around the edges is not cut and twist around a pole, the latter the rod carefully to wrap around the peg and hide the previous rows, fixing a wire. The finished fence can be painted or covered with a special compound that protects the structure from environmental effects, so your woven fence will last much longer.

Wicker fence with their hands

More detailed guidance on how to build a wicker fence with their hands, see the video

Decorating hedges ↑

Building a fence with your hands, you will add originality to your site. Add it a special touch, you can use various decorations. The decor braided fence you can use clay pots and jugs. Wear them on top of the stakes.

Very nice combination with the fence erected by his own hands, these elements of landscape design, as a decorative cart or wheel from her, cut stumps, stones, pumpkins, sunflowers or other tall flowers. Will add a touch of romance to the construction of climbing plants (clematis, petunias), nicely pulling it off the fence. Garden, fenced with the fence, you can decorate sculptures, to create an imitation of a bird’s nest, to build a gazebo. This will make the landscape complete.

Wicker fence with their hands

Wicker fence can be a great protection and decoration of villas, town houses. It will allow you to elevate the yard, give it a special touch. For the construction of the fence will need a minimum of materials. A few years later the building can be upgraded, and a decorative fence will delight you with its beauty and then.

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