Wicker wooden fence: we disassemble the wisdom of the device "wattle"
The popularity of the rustic style in country landscape design is due to the natural naturalness of its elements: a wicker fence, wooden arbors, decorative benches ... Making a wattle fence is a fairly simple task that anyone can master. It is not for nothing that wicker fences have been found in many settlements for a long time. Today, the rustic style is again not the pinnacle of recognition, and therefore such a self-made construction can serve as a worthy decoration of the garden.
Varieties of wicker fences
There are three types of wicker fences, each of which has its own height and functional significance.
- Low fences, the height of which does not exceed 1 meter... They are widely used as decorative elements of landscape design: for fencing flower beds and paths of the site.
- Medium fences of one meter height. They are good for zoning the site. Fences of this height allow you to emphasize the boundaries of space, but at the same time they will not create the illusion of isolation.
- High two-meter wattle fence can act as a full-fledged fence or fence. They are equipped mainly along the outer boundaries of the site.
The service life of the fence depends on the materials of manufacture. A fence woven from cattails or reeds will last no more than three to four years. Wicker wicker, hazel or willow wicker will regularly serve up to ten years. But in order to be able to admire a beautiful wicker fence for a longer period, it is necessary to protect the wood by treating it with antiseptic compounds.
If we take the weaving method as a basis, then the fence can be made using the horizontal or vertical weaving technique.
We select the basis for the future fence
A wicker fence, like any enclosing structure, consists of supporting pillars and sections, which are intertwined thin branches or twigs. For arranging the fence, you can use wooden stakes or metal posts.
A significant disadvantage of such stakes is that they are susceptible to decay, and this significantly reduces the service life of the fence. To protect the stakes at the site of the future wattle fence, you can equip a trench, in which the soil can be replaced with a layer of sand. Water, flowing down to the base of the fence, will simply seep through the sand, and the wood will not rot. It is advisable to pre-treat the stakes themselves with an antiseptic chemical composition. To increase the stability of the fence, the stakes must be buried at least half a meter. Metal pillars are used in the construction of two-meter high wattle fence.
Vertically driven wooden stakes 3-5 cm thick will serve as a good support for low decorative fences
To give the fence a more natural and attractive look, it is advisable to paint the pillars in the color of the braided branches or vines.
Stakes or poles are placed at a distance of half a meter. As practice shows, this step is most convenient for braiding both flexible willow twigs and stiffer branches. The choice of the ball is determined taking into account the thickness and flexibility of the rods, as well as the designer's idea of u200b u200bthe master.
Advice! Along the entire trench, support posts are placed at an equidistant distance, and it is better to install them more often closer to the edges of the fence. This placement of the supports will create a kind of lock for securing the ends of the rods.
Harvesting "correct" rods
Traditionally, branches of willow, willow or hazel are used to make wattle. But in the absence of the opportunity to purchase or stock up on a flexible vine, you can always weave a fence from thin annual branches of fruit trees in the garden.
For high fences, branches up to three centimeters thick are suitable; for low decorative fences, it is better to use one or two centimeter rods
Even long shoots are suitable for cutting. They can be cut, dried and stored in small bundles for a long time. You can even use freshly cut rods with green leaves to make wattle fence.
Branches prepared for weaving must be thoroughly soaked. This will give them flexibility by restoring the circulation of the juice. Flexible rods will be easier to weave, forming simple horizontal or unusual fancy patterns.
Advice! To steam the branches and make them more flexible for a while, but after drying to regain their former strength, you can arrange a steam bath. But this procedure can only be used for untreated and not varnished rods.
Braiding rules and decorating techniques
Weaving of rods begins to be performed from the bottom row, gradually rising to the top of the fence.
The rods are carried out in undulating movements alternately between adjacent support pillars, stretching along the entire length
The branches should be wrapped around the supporting stakes with a flexible part, forming an eight, in which each subsequent rod is a continuation of the previous one. So that during the weaving process the fence does not lead to the side, it is better to attach the tops of the supports to the even strips, removing them before braiding the last row.
During weaving, it is important to ensure that the ends of the rods are located on the inside of the hedge. To prevent the fence from falling apart, the ends of the rods can be carefully secured with a wire, and the protruding tails can be cut off with a knife. The ends of the last row are not cut off, but tucked in discreetly along the stakes.
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The finished fence can be opened with varnish or painted to match the surrounding landscape design.
Clay pots, decorative sunflowers and other attributes of a rustic style can be used as decorative elements for wattle fence
The wattle fence looks most impressive in combination with other wooden decorative products. For example, a wooden bench placed along a wicker fence will bring a feeling of comfort and coziness and will become a favorite resting place for all family members.
Fences made of twigs allow you to create an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality on the site. Wooden interior items with bright positive energy will always delight the eye.
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How to make a wooden fence: step by step instructions (3 photo reports)
In recent years, more and more often you can see not only new wooden houses, but also fences. The people take such a step deliberately: the products are very beautiful. They even agree to tint them regularly, and as long as it stays, it stays that long. If you belong to such wood lovers, photo reports about how people built a wooden fence with their own hands may be useful to you. As a rule, interesting solutions are used. Perhaps not always 100% correct, but working.
DIY wood fence: useful recommendations
In order for the design of a do-it-yourself fence made of a wooden picket fence or another type of fence to be strong and durable, you should adhere to some recommendations:
- support legs must be mounted using special shoes to expand the support area, which will ensure the rigidity of the structure
- vertical posts should be placed in increments of 2.5-3 m
Examples of the construction of wooden fences, their installation dimensions
- the vertical and horizontal of the mounted fencing elements must be checked with a building level
- wood processing with antiseptic compounds must be done before installing the fence. When the structure is assembled, some places will become inaccessible for processing, and therefore - vulnerable to the actions of pests
- protect the wooden fence from the effects of precipitation and sunlight. Remember that you need to paint the wooden surface after thoroughly drying the material.
The original fence around the territory of a country house
- it is not recommended to use oil paints and varnishes for painting wooden fences: under the influence of natural factors, such a coating peels off and crumbles
- for fixing the elements, it is advisable to use fasteners with a galvanized coating, which are not subject to corrosion
- make sure that when using screws and nails, they do not damage the structure of the tree.
Adhering to these recommendations, you can avoid common mistakes when installing a wooden fence in the country with your own hands. Photos of self-erecting wooden fences, found in large numbers on the network, demonstrate the various stages of work.
Decorative fence made of wood that decorates the garden
It seems to many that a hedge of woven twigs and branches is only a decorative fence that cannot fully protect the site. If you look at the next photo, you can doubt this. Wow, such a fence, and almost opaque.
Complete fencing, no worse than the rest
The main thing in this business is a thorough approach. Put pillars between which to braid everything very tightly. The service life may be small, but the costs are minimal. Moreover, both material and temporary.
If the usual weaving is already easy, you can try and do something extraordinary. For example, a wicker fence made of diagonal branches. And you cannot call it a frivolous structure either.
This is already a wicker fence is more difficult to perform.
There is another interesting way of weaving - a pigtail. With practice in small areas, you can do something bigger.
More complex ways, but also more beautiful
If you need a decorative fence in the yard, in the garden, in the garden, a fence made of branches can be made rare. Even rather thick branches are used, but you need to work with them right away, until they have time to dry, or then you will not bend them.
Do-it-yourself fence fence can be made from thick branches
By the way, if you use freshly cut willow twigs and stick them into the ground, after a while you can get a hedge: the willow takes root perfectly. Something like the following may turn out.
Weaving a willow fence can create a hedge
When planting hedges, use the same weaving technique. They only mold it from rooted shoots. After they are stiffened, you get a very reliable fence. Breaking through it is not easy.
An interesting weaving option
Below are two pictures of wicker fences made of boards, showing the difference in using narrower and wider boards. In the first case, it is 100 mm, in the second - 150 mm.
From a board 100 mm From a board 150 mm
Not only the fence can be made wicker. It turns out that there are a lot of interesting things: gazebos, huts, elements of garden decor.