Photo of a contemporary backyard metal fence landscaping in Philadelphia.

Cor-Ten Cattails Sculptural Fence

Contemporary Landscape, Philadelphia

Photographer: Tom Crane Made of 300, 10-foot steel blades set upright 8 inches apart, the award winning Cor-Ten Cattails Sculptural fence was designed for a home in Berwyn, Pennsylvania as a yard sculpture that also keeps deer out. Made of COR-TEN, a steel alloy that eliminates the need for painting and maintains a rich, dark rust color without corroding, the fence stanchions were cut with a plasma cutter from sheets of the alloy. Each blade stands 8 feet above grade, set in concrete 3 feet below, weighs 80-90 pounds and is 5/8 inch thick. The profile of the blades is an irregular trapezoid with no horizontal connections or supports. Only the gate has two horizontal bars, and each leaf weighs 1200 pounds.
Photo of a contemporary backyard metal fence landscaping in Philadelphia. - Houzz
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
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liquidscapesLiquidscapes wrote:November 30, 2012
  • gardenbuilder
    last year

    Very Funny comment.

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    Courtland MFG Inc.
    5 months ago

    Hello, I noticed this fence on houzz years ago and saved it. Always kind of stuck in the back of my mind and now I'm wondering, how does it look now? Has it moved over time? Just curious; I'd like to try and imitate it.

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Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Building Green: The Paths, Beds and Decks That Define Your LandscapeAugust 8, 2015

As mentioned, steel fencing is more expensive. However, design simplicity may solve part of the cost issue. The fence...

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mistyhoover added this to mistyhoover's ideas5 days ago

Interesting fencing