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Contemporary LandscapeContemporary Landscape, San Diego

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"K" wrote:Apr 30, 2013
  • sbandyk
    The fencing will eventually discolor, but Ipe [like many South American hardwoods] is very weather resistant so discoloration will just be the mineral deposits from the rain. The wood's color is deepened by the sealer, but it's naturally red so a careful power-washing and re-sealing will restore the look.
    Just remember, a power-washer will tear up wood, even hard wood. the bigger 3000+psi models will cut boards if you've got some patience. If you don't know the proper technique to clean wood with a power washer, don't learn on something like this. Hire someone who does. :-)

    BTW.. I'm not one of the designers, just familiar with exotic woods and power washing. ;-)

    Other thing to consider.. Stainless Steel isn't stainless.. just more resistant to corrosion because it's an iron alloy [yea Nickel!]
    The composition of the alloy will affect how resilient to corrosion as well. There's cheap stainless [not particularly cheap] and expensive stainless. Good stainless won't attract a magnet.
    I'd seal it or wax it to keep it looking clean and corrosion free for as long as possible. Given the quality of the fence, I suspect they probably did.

    Very nice. Beautiful work.

    It'd be interesting with anodized Aluminum for the posts and in place of the stainless accents. Perhaps black or silver.. that is, if you could get find a place to get pieces that large anodized that didn't cost a fortune.
  • calledonia
    Love the feeling of this space! Can you tell me what the columnar evergreens are that you used in the back? I'm also curious how tall and full around they will eventually get?
julierolf25 wrote:Nov 16, 2013
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    Singing Gardens
    The stainless steel panels are screwed on to the Ipe fence.
  • russ
    great design, any idea what a 50 ft. fence would cost, materials, labor
Pablo Bernal wrote:Oct 22, 2013
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jaspla wrote:Apr 14, 2014
  • Mariyah bagWala

    i guess the gap is of 1'6" or a bit more

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    Singing Gardens

    I believe it was 3/4" or 1" gap in the panels.

ferguson50 wrote:Jan 31, 2016
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    Singing Gardens

    my contractor built the panels and the light fixtures are from FX Luminaire.

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    Singing Gardens

    The stainless steel metal strips are from Industrial Metal Supply in San Diego.

wvhealthnut wrote:Jul 7, 2013
  • Nancy Pipolo
    I also love the fence and would love to speak to you. My email is carolligotino@yahoo.com
  • thompsyn2014
    I would love to build this fence. Is there anyway of getting the plans from you.
rlminnis wrote:Aug 4, 2013
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    Singing Gardens
    I bought these modules from Armstrong Gardens Center in San Diego, CA a few years ago. I am not sure if they still carry this same modules.
  • merimoma
    If the weather is harsh, I have found that the Japanese concept of shougi - ban works excellent on the wood to keep weathering at bay and insects away..Torched wood panels are beautiful esp for this application. otherwise, a composite material would be my second choice,reclaimed third, referring to popular choices.
madelaine_lam wrote:May 16, 2013
wmillsap3 wrote:Jul 29, 2014
stubaxter wrote:May 27, 2014
    suziebarz wrote:May 20, 2014

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      firdosegardens
      Firdose Gardens Limited added this to Winkadale2 days ago

      contrast of wood and concrete, and greenery

      marcpic
      marcpic added this to T2G5 days ago

      Some sort of defuser to hide the back white vinyl fence! different material though...not wood. Rusted metal?

      michael_debenham
      Michael Debenham added this to Sugarhouse BackyardJun 16, 2019

      Modern look for a retaining wall

      irene_speliscyl
      irene_speliscyl added this to Troys House And GardenJun 3, 2019

      You have garden tools on your wall and that might be more practical, but a wood design on wall with some herbs might look great and show above fence once built

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