Thursday, May 24, 2007

bamboo fence.

In our backyard, we have a pretty unsightly chain link fence that stands about 4 feet tall. It's so ugly, that I had to go back to the photos I took at our engineer's inspection 2 years ago to find a picture of it. It does it's job, but I really don't like looking at it too much.

Last year, we priced out a wooden fence option to replace the chain link. Even with a teeney-tiny yard, it was going to be PRICEY. This year, I've been debating an alternative to the wooden fence which is much more affordable. I've been looking at BAMBOO.

Bamboo is a natural, architectural material that is both durable and economical. There are a lot of different styles, however the one I like (to the left) is a rolled bamboo made of split canes. It is affordable and fits right into the GREEN environmentalism trend that is sweeping the nation. It would be quick and easy to install, we could do it in an afternoon and wouldn't be so permanent like the wooden fence.

Thoughts?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg i was looking at the exact SAME fence online! too funny. however, it is not needed any more since i sold my house. :( i love it! - candace

MylRae said...

I 2 LUV Bamboo!

Renewable Resource, even grown in the North country now...

Is it Sturdy, looks like it'll blow over...

Will it be up all (harsh) winter?

Did U Call Uncle Greg? He's a good Fence Man...

Roxanne said...

Another very clever idea!

Bamboo will look great but agree that you should check out whether or not it will survive a winter.

Also, check out zoning to be sure you'll be in compliance with fencing rules.

Talk to you soon.

jgabalski said...

you are nuts!

Rekha said...

Love the Bamboo fence! What a great idea. We just started a vegetable garden and composting...the pile of grass and compost is just ugly to look at and I have thinking of a fence. That looks like it would work.

niccunha said...

Rekha - what a GREAT suggestion for a compost fence if we don't end up doing the rest of the yard!!

Our compost is hideous too, and takes up a lot of room. I think it'd be perfect to hide it and provide a nice backdrop for the plants and shrubs we've shielded it with!

Anonymous said...

Cool, but it does look it might blow over. Also, if it just sits in the ground it will rot (bugs). So if you mount it on something it will last at least ten years. If you wash it with a light bleach solution when it gets moldy, it'll stay looking great.

Best way to save money on Bamboo fencing is to have it shipped from someone close to you. I get my bamboo from BambooFencer.com cause I live in the Northeast.