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Latticed Fence with Gate

Project by LPJ posted 01-02-2012 12:01 AM 4917 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here was a project that took some designing. I wanted a visual separation of front and back yards as much as anything. In this neighborhood, typically there was a stone wall about 2 foot high between properties.
When the fence, which was to start next to the house, at a high point with the ground sloping away from there going toward this low wall, the fence would be almost 10 foot high and stopping right next to this low stone wall. I did not want that look.

So I stepped the fence down with each succeeding section of fence. By the time I got to that stone wall, the fence did not look disproportionally tall.

As you can see from one photo, the fence really stands out. By staining the fence a dark red, it subdued its appearance and then when Margie’s gardening took over, you have to ask “Where’s the fence?”

I started with two ‘full sized’ lattice panels on the left of the gate so I felt it necessary for visual balance to have two on the right as well. After that I started to drop the height of each panel.

-- -- Peace, LJ



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posted 01-03-2012 03:16 AM

Well done. I have seen many lattice fences and railings, even made a couple. They always turn out nice if built right.

Your color choice worked very well. I liked the way you gave it w “roof” look at the gate. Quite welcoming.

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posted 02-04-2015 02:52 PM

Nice job – not too much – good balance

-- Love woodworking and fixing most anything

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Tony Preston

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posted 04-07-2015 03:24 AM

I have always had a liking for lattice fences which are lovely to look at and it allows enough sunlight to shine through. Our house currently uses a wood fence which we prefer to a metal one because we can easily customize it to our own preferences. We can easily paint it or install fixtures as decorative to make it more interesting.

-- Tony Preston @ http://www.gardenfencinglondon.com

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