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Serpentine Stone contemporary landscape
 

Serpentine Stone

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jfort wrote:
I love the concept and application. I was involved in stream restoration years ago and we used these to armor eroding banks. Any idea of where to procure the baskets in California, or do you have to assemble from scratch? And how did you secure the wood to the top?
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yes these were fabricated on site
June 23, 2011 at 4:04pm   
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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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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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santee wrote:
What is the average life of the baskets holding the stone. Gabion wall systems can be purchased at any professional building material yards throughout California.
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I don't have a use beyond seating for this one, I just like the design of the gabion wall and the built-in bench. I suppose the bench is doubling as a wall here.
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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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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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