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Glass is tempered and frosted, approximately 3/4" thick, Glazing installer set panels on steel tabs welded to steel columns, added gaskets; then steel column is skinned with wood.
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gracie2369 wrote:
This is a beautiful setting!! - Can you please tell me the type of plant located inside the planter? Thank you!
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Alex Landry, Realtor

That's a hesperaloe parviflora-red flowers in the early summer-grows everywhere in Austin.

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Anthony Waggott wrote:
What are the dimensions of the glass panels and what was the spacing? - Looks great
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dshortsleeves

Can you tell me where the glass came from. I have a similar type installation that is underway and it has been challenging finding the size glass that we need. You said in a prior comment that the dimensions of the glass was 16" x 48"? I am not sure how this could be possible.

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Tim Cuppett Architects

I don't recall the specific glass supplier.

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akubacki wrote:
Blue frosted glass - Who is the vendor for the blue frosted glass. I want to get shower doors made of it.
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Sheri

Would that glass be able to withstand winter weather as well? (Ie -40 degrees, hail, snow, etc.)

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Tim Cuppett Architects

I don't have access to the specific specification of glass used here 15 years ago. I would discuss best options for you with local glass representative.

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joshio1984 wrote:
Plant name at the base of the tree? - Looks like a juniper but what type please?
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Il Quadrato
This plant should be gladiolus a kind of flower
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sandyr6
Where did you get the pot from ?
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Art By Gretchen wrote:
Are the panels tempered glass or acrylic panels??? How thick are they??? I've used Acrylite panels (from Tap Plastic) for some outdoor small art projects, but not sure if using them for a fence gate (our next project) is a good idea. Acrylic doesn't weather over the years like I assume glass would. Advice??
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The Garden Artist LLC

Where did you purchase the acrylic panels?

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The Garden Artist LLC

Never mind, silly me, I see you disclosed that in your description. Very nice job by the way. Excellent aesthetics!

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cyberspacey wrote:
Planter - What is the source of the tall planter pls?
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Stardust Modern Design
If you like contemporary modern planters, make sure to check out our "Swiss Made" designer planters: http://www.stardust.com/SEARCH.html?q=planter
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ModPlanters

We have similar columnar planters at ModPlanters. Here's a link to check some of them out.

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niccole721 wrote:
Is there a construction detail for this fence? - I'm looking to do a variation of this for my class and this is the cleanest, prettiest example I've seen.
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niccole721
Absolutely, that's extremely helpful. Thank you so much!
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April Matthews
That is the fence of my dreams!
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jansetch wrote:
WhAt type of glass panels were used? How thick we're they? - I am looking tomdo alternate panels in glass. I think something like this would make the privacy fencs less solid looking and let in some light as it will be close to the house.
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francoisr
Agreed! I've been toying with the idea for ages. My next project decided, Thanks!
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Care4Tops.nl
10 mm tempered etched glass would be strong enough
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Benzien Design wrote:
What type of tree is that?
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mish7191
It looks like a crepe myrtle to me?
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ckarpin wrote:
How were the glass panels secured to the frame? Thank you!
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bepsf
The panels are mounted within channels.
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rogalmb wrote:
Are the tempered glass panels available in Manitoba, Canada?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Debra Prinzing added this to Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement
Opaque panels look like glass, but I suspect they are some kind of unbreakable material. By slightly spacing each horizontal panel, the designer created an interesting see-through effect. This detail pairs beautifully with the dark-stained wood posts and more traditional fencing at the left.
Frank Organ added this to How to Design a Calming Minimalist Garden
Not so simple to install yourself, these glass panels allow light into the garden yet maintain neutral colors on the boundaries. The timber posts holding the panels allow the hardness of the glass to link with the adjacent timber fencing.
Laura Gaskill added this to How to Choose the Right Fence
Block a Street ViewWhen your home is on a busy street, creating a peaceful backyard space begins with the right fence. If you want to allow some light in, pick a fence with small gaps between boards (or even a lattice-like design) and layer lush plantings on both sides to provide additional privacy. Or try a frosted glass design, as shown here. As with privacy fencing, it can be helpful to test out the fence height you are considering before you commit.
Matthew Ankeny added this to 12 Delightfully Different Garden Walls and Fences
3. A mixed-materials fence. This glass, steel and wood fence incorporates three materials into a unified design. Architect Tim Cuppett says that the key element in bringing different materials together is that they “all reflect the same pattern and rhythm.”
Frank Organ added this to Pretty Trees for Patios, Paths and Other Tight Spots
Multistems. Multistem trees combine elements of both trees and shrubs; their benefits make them a great choice for smaller gardens. They can fill a small space while creating a feeling of openness that is not always achieved with a single-stem tree. They provide the benefits of a larger foliage mass and often the decorative impact of beautiful bark.Not all standards can be grown as multistem trees, but silver birch (Betula sp) is a favorite. As a standard tree, it would be far too large for a small garden, but it’s perfect as a multistem. Other good examples include the paper-bark maple (Acer griseum), snowy mespilus (Amelanchier lamarkii) and the Japanese angelica tree (Aralia elata ‘Variegata’).Shown: Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia sp)
Frank Organ added this to Think Turquoise to Energize or Soothe the Garden
Though not truly turquoise, this frosted glass creates the illusion of being turquoise by picking up the blue in the sky. Imagine how different the scene would be if the planted container were vibrant turquoise.
Lauren Dunec Design added this to 7 Stylish Front Yard Ideas for Homes on Busy Streets
1. Enclosed courtyard with a fountain. If local building codes allow it, you can block the view of a busy street and gain a bonus outdoor room by enclosing the portion of the front yard just outside the front door. The architect of this Austin, Texas, home used three-quarter-inch-thick panels of frosted glass to create a luminous screen that increases privacy without decreasing light. Another way to allow some light to pass through a fence is to choose a style that includes latticed panels or to leave small gaps between horizontally placed boards.Note: Your municipality likely regulates how high a fence can be and how far back it must sit from the street. So check your local building codes before starting a project.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

piano5 added this to Patio Ideas
way to give quiet on a busy street or privacy on a patio
Laura S added this to 909 Neon Forest Circle, #2
10/3/18 L Strong LOVE the contrast that the frosted glass brings. I'm eager to see the outside finishes and paint colors on the house. Since there are going to be several colors, I do not want to add so many other elements that it becomes too busy. I will bow to your expertise, however.
Paul Darula added this to Send to Tom
like this look as a possible enclosure around the hot tub

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