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.
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.
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.
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.
But more common are wicker fences with horizontal bars. This location gives the vines an opportunity to form various patterns.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
For the manufacture of fence with their hands will need a minimum of materials:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
More detailed guidance on how to build a wicker fence with their hands, see the video
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 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.