Thursday, June 23, 2011

Western Red Cedar Fence

I started this project back in the fall of 2010... the project is still under way as I have not had much time this Spring to complete. I have been so busy with design work for my clients.... but it is getting there... slowly....

My neighbour made me promise I would build a nice fence.... I don't think she was expecting it to be as nice as this one...

As you study the detail you may notice that there are not very many nails showing in terms of what holds the fence together...some carefully thought out trim details and board placement has allowed for that.

A fence like this is not something put up in a day... there is a lot of cutting and sanding involved. Every second fence board was ripped into a half piece on the table saw, sanded and then stained...in fact, every piece of lumber put on this fence was pre-stained before assembly and is now awaiting a second coat of stain to seal it up nicely.

I have just applied the second coat to the screens the other day and I planted some Honeysuckle vines to trail up and fill in along the trellis screens. The screen details in the fence give an architectural element that allows great interest to the eye as you walk down the pathways to the backyard or the side door entry.

My next project phase is to build a covered structure in the backyard...that is currently in the planned stage and materials pricing stage... Once the structures are built, the patio and pathways will be completed.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!

Best,
Mike Thompson

backyard designer said...

Amazing!
very nice collection.

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Patios clotures said...

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Alexander Dizon said...

nice design but it will looks attracted especially at night if it has lighting.

Green Mountain Realty said...

Beautiful, amazing work

Anonymous said...

Thats awesome. What kind of stain did you use on the fence? I like how it works with the grain.

Sonya
http://www.sonyachampiondesign.com

Paul Corsetti (416)455-5515 said...

Thanks folks for all the comments...

Sonya, the stain is called Arborcoat by Benjamin Moore.

The stain is transparent and redwood is the color...

Carla said...

Love the fencing. This is absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I now know the landscape designer of my future home.

Green Mountain Realty said...

You have done some amazing things with Cedar and I really like it.

Landscaping Melbourne said...

The fence is look like a furniture, very fragile. I don't even want to touch it. Good design.

Garden Design Sydney said...

You have design it very beautifully. This seems very nice. I love these all pictures.

Pendlewood said...

Great detail and a lovely rich colour

Edmond landscaping said...

Very lovely. With enough knowledge on the craft, others could also put up beautiful fences like this one. Besides, fences are a pretty trendy attraction.

landscaping calgary said...

Well made design, Most of fences are made of metal and this fence offers a different approach.