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Serpentine Stone contemporary-landscape

Serpentine Stone


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February 17, 2015
maryjanefields wrote:
Where can I find the mesh used to build a wall like this?
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McNichols Company

Hi Maryjanefields, We suggest McNICHOLS ECO-ROCK™, a gabion-style wire work container that holds natural rocks or other materials. Although ECO-ROCK™ varies from what’s pictured, we offer many different styles and powder coated colors. Please visit our website for additional information:

    Bookmark   February 18, 2015 at 11:58AM
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April 6, 2011
Trent Lloyd wrote:
I am a landscape architect in Newburyport, MA. I am building a Gabion Wall with a wood cap. I love your work. Could you tell me how you attached the wood cap to the gabion wall? i would love any advice. thank you. trent
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Best advice page
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u shaped bolt with screw on nuts on both ends or you can run all thread rod through 4 x4 trt side to side counter sinking the nuts.
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May 20, 2014
loisbizieff wrote:
How far north can you grow this plant? Will it be hardy in a frost?

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Gabion stone walls have been very popular in modern design for the last ten years or so.
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First up, the gabion: natural stone piled up and held together with wire. It's unexpected and packs both an industrial and natural look. Here's a materials secret: Builders often fill the center with something inexpensive, sturdy and heavy, taking up up a ton of space for less cost. Then higher-quality stone can be poured into the parts we can actually see.
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Rocks caged in gabions provide an unexpected element to this modern landscape. This composition reminds us that nature rarely needs to be perfected.
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Outdoor stone surrounds are nothing new, but this fence — created from piles of stone corralled with metal baskets called gabions — feels sculptural and industrial.

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