DIY Twig and Branch Fence

New York City’s Madison Avenue in the 70”s is among the toniest areas in the city. We were wandering there when we suddenly noticed this unlikely fence made of branches and twigs: a beautiful, unexpected DIY right dab in the middle of luxe (and a relief from the usual iron fencing!

Look close and you can see that it is simply branches and twigs of varying sizes woven and cross-hatched, with uprights secured in the soil, to form a stable fence. 

Four-x-fours neaten up its edge along the sidewalk and provide further buttressing. We can see some securing of branches with wires, which disappear visually. Vines weaving their way through the fence add charm.

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

We don’t know if the branches were brought in to make the fence, or if it was done with the trimmings and detritus of a nearby garden. No matter. It’s an idea anyone can steal and make with whatever nature is offering.

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

2 Responses to DIY Twig and Branch Fence

  1. Jeanne Fish 08.27.2014 at 7:54pm #

    Dear Sally,

    I heard an interview with Prof. Celmer on a University of Hartford radio broadcast. I was intrigued that the central theme of his talk was VIBRATION. Mainly acoustic, but also other applications of the discipline as well.
    If you have not solved your building vibration problem, Prof. Celmer may have helpful suggestions.

    Hope your staycation is proving wonderful. Here in CT we are enjoying wonderful summer weather. Trust
    that NYC has shared in the bounty.

    The link will take you to Prof Celmer’s page at University of Hartford.

    http://www.hartford.edu/ceta/faculty/ME/celmer/

    Love the new format. It is great to surf thru old posts, to discover or revisit.

    Jeanne Fish

  2. Sally 09.01.2014 at 2:01pm #

    Jeanne, You are SO thoughtful to send me this info. I was just writing a post about all the many things I’ve explored and learned about in the ongoing quest to solve the problem. This is a heartening resource!

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