Monthly Archives: September 2013
There are many reasons to build a fence. It provides privacy, keeps things out and other things in, adds security, but it also adds beauty. A fence adds the finishing touches to your yard and completes the landscape. There are many fencing options for material, style, durability. Today we are going to teach you how to build a bamboo fence for those looking for a more exotic look and feel.
Some Tidbits About Bamboo
There are many benefits to using bamboo to build your fence, such as strength and durability. Bamboo is naturally very strong and flexible. Homes built of bamboo have been known to remain standing after earthquakes as intense as 9.0 in magnitude. The strong, flexible, natural material has been used for centuries around the world as a main source of building material. Bamboo has even been used as the main building material for some skyscrapers in China.
Bamboo is also naturally beautiful and comes in different shades and colors. Check out our different styles.
How to Build the Fence
We are going to explain how to build a fence assuming you are building from scratch and not just covering up an old fence.
Step 1. You will need to purchase wood fence posts that are 4’’ x 4’’. It doesn’t matter what type of wood the posts are made from, but we will be making a 8 foot tall fence, so the post needs to allow for 30 to 36 inches to go underground and 8 feet above ground.
Step 2. Dig the pole holes. Measure 8 foot between each post hole and insert a marking (a stick of stake) where the hole will be dug. Dig your post holes 2.5 to 3 feet (30 to 36 inches) deep and 10 inches wide.
Bamboo is a very unique plant. It grows quickly (as much as 24 inches per day), it’s actually a grass, yet it’s used for wood to build, eaten for food, and even made into medicine. Bamboo is very universal because of it’s vast applications in cultures around the world. On top of it all, it’s a sustainable plant that keeps on giving. In fact, it grows so well that it can thrive in mild to poor soil conditions and the only way to get rid of it is to get every part of the root system out of the ground. Bamboo poles are the truest, most simple of all bamboo products, yet it serves so many purposes.
Bamboo poles, for example, have many practical and impractical uses. To get a full scope of the many impractical uses of bamboo poles, one only has to watch a few episodes of Gilligan’s Island. In our modern times with much focus on natural materials, sustainable resources, Eco-friendly products, etc., bamboo poles are one of the most natural, sustainable, and Eco-friendly product on the market. Bamboo poles are also very strong and flexible, which is what makes them such a great building material.
Bamboo poles are often used to decorate both home and garden. They can be used to texture a wall or ceiling, divide a section of living space, cover up an old fence, build a new fence, or as a simple yet refined accent piece, such as a few bamboo poles in a decorative pot.