Table of contents:
- Economical and effective: we make a decorative fence from scrap materials
- DIY wooden fence
- Fence from bottles
- Tires in fence design
- Wicker fence
- Fence from building materials
- Photo gallery: do-it-yourself fence options
Economical and effective: we make a decorative fence from scrap materials
A fence is such a structure on which you can save a lot, while it will look very decent and even more. You don't have to spend money on expensive fences. You can just turn on your imagination and apply simple skills. The use of tires, sticks, plastic and glass bottles, logs and shoots of some plant species can play into your hands in this event. They cost nothing, and you can build such a fence from them that will delight the eye and soul.
1 Wooden fence with your own hands
1.1 Video: DIY picket fence
2 Fence from bottles
2.1 Glass containers
- 2.1.1 By continuous laying
- 2.1.2 By stringing
- 2.2 Plastic bottles
- 3 Tires in Fence Design
4 Wicker fence
4.1 Step by step instructions
4.1.1 Video: do-it-yourself wicker fence
- 5 Fence-shed
6 Fence made of building materials
6.1 Video: a fence made of scrap materials
- 7.1 Shrub hedge
- 7.2 Trellis hedges
- 7.3 Video: types of hedges
- 8 Photo gallery: do-it-yourself fence options
DIY wooden fence
Since ancient times, wood has been used as a building material. The construction of houses, outbuildings, the arrangement of the roof and fences - all this is done from wood to this day. To build a fence, you just need to dig in your yard and find the necessary material. It is not difficult to make such a fence, a little effort and creativity is enough. Taking strong wooden planks as a basis, you can build a picket fence, which has an unpretentious structure of several sections, where these planks are nailed to two horizontal diameters with the help of brackets or iron plates. The boards are stuffed vertically to each other and leave a gap between them equal to approximately the width of the plank.
You can build a beautiful and original fence of any configuration from wood
After a couple of hours you will have a full-fledged fence that will perfectly cope with the role of a temporary fence at your summer cottage. This type of fence has a number of advantages. For example, boards of absolutely any size can be used for it, the length of the section can be adjusted. The decor of such a structure can be very diverse. Flower pots can be piled up on the highest boards, and the planks can be painted in any color or several colors.
For the construction of a picket fence, an uncut board is often taken as a basis, the top line of which can be flat or convex. Woven dry trees are used as support pillars. It immerses you in a fabulous atmosphere. The wood is often varnished. So it retains its natural beauty longer.
Picket constructions can be of various shapes
Video: DIY picket fence
Fence from bottles
An owner with a good imagination will always find a way to breathe new life into even empty bottles. Naturally, each bottle must first be washed and the label removed from it.
To determine the amount of material, it is necessary to draw up a diagram of the future fence
A glass bottle fence can be made in two ways.
With continuous styling
Prepare a concrete mix of cement and sand. To avoid getting expensive, you can add clay to it.
The first bottle is put with the neck out, the second with the neck in. So bottle after bottle is laid out, row by row. They are connected to each other with concrete, and each subsequent row is laid out in the intervals between the bottles of the previous row.
Glass bottle fence looks attractive and sophisticated
- Make a hole in the bottom of the bottle with a diamond drill or glass cutter.
- Slide them vertically onto the steel wire.
- Thus, you will get something like a picket fence from glass bottles.
The hole in the bottom of the bottle must be drilled according to the diameter of the reinforcement
As with glass bottles, plastic bottles also require washing and disposing of labels. In addition, they need to be filled, as they are very light and do not hold their shape under pressure.
For the fence, you can use plastic bottles of different colors
A fence made of plastic bottles is made using the same technologies as a fence made of glass containers:
- Sand (or clay) is poured into each bottle.
- Lay plastic containers in even rows.
- Fix with clay mortar (3 parts of clay, 1 part of cement, 6 parts of sand).
- After the entire wall has been erected, its surface can be leveled with clay plaster and painted or whitewashed.
A solid fence can be created from plastic bottles
Tires in fence design
The fence made of car tires is original. But not everyone has the opportunity to get the required amount of material. And yet such people exist, so we will consider this option as well.
- In order to make a fence of tires, they must be laid out in a row horizontally so that each tire of the upper row is fastened with a screw with two adjacent tires of the lower row.
- To reinforce such a structure, fill the space inside the tires with soil. You can also use fertile soil to fill them. You can plant lawn grass or flowers in it. They will sprout and it will be very beautiful.
The tire fence is resistant to external damage and wear
Such a fence is still called tyn by the common people. It can be used both as a temporary fence and as a permanent one. This option can be considered one of the most budgetary. For its construction, only forest branches and twigs are needed. Most often, willow or vines are harvested. The supporting posts are made from the same rods, only with a slightly larger diameter.
Wicker fence - one of the most budgetary options for fencing
We apply the markings and install the support pillars. The distance between the supports and the amount of their burial into the ground depends on the height of the fence. If a high fence is planned, we place the supports at a distance of 1 m from each other and deepen it by a third of the total length.
The distance between the supports depends on the height of the fence
We dig in thick willow twigs with a diameter of more than 3 cm 20–30 cm every 40 cm between the support pillars. The length of thick rods should be half a meter higher than the total height. As a result, a flat top edge of the hedge is formed from the ends of the rods.
We install thick rods between the supports
We place the lower planks at a height of 10-15 cm above the ground in order to protect the fence from moisture. The first bar can be reinforced with wire and attached to the supports with self-tapping screws.
The bottom plank should be clear of the ground
Weave the fence with checkerboard weaving. We pass the vine through the vertical rods to the full length. The weave can be sparse when using a single branch of the vine, or stronger when using bundles of twigs.
Different weaving patterns can be used
- We compact the upper rows with a hammer.
In the last rows, we cut the branches so that they do not protrude beyond the pillars. You can attach them to the supports with self-tapping screws or wire.
Rods can be attached to supports
We cut the tops of thick vertical rods so that they do not protrude over the canvases. If they are flexible enough, they can simply be folded towards the inside of the fabric and passed through the weave.
Do-it-yourself fence will become a decoration of the site
Video: do-it-yourself wicker fence
This is a very interesting and original version of the suburban area fence. Begin to build a straight line, as in a regular fence, slowly it should begin to go inside your "ladder" to the territory of your garden plot. Thus, it turns out that the fence resembles a sloped roof.
This fence option will protect you from ultraviolet rays from the sun in the summer heat. In addition, climbing plants can be put on it, which will decorate it and make it uniquely attractive.
Fence from building materials
The raw material for such a fence can be found at any construction site and in your yard. Scrap metal, asphalt pieces, thermal insulation materials with foil and glass plates will become your building materials. All these things need to be cut into small squares, and already from them, like from a mosaic, fold the fence.
Remnants of various building materials are suitable as raw materials for the fence.
Video: a fence made of scrap materials
If you work hard on growing such a fence once, then later it will delight your eye for a long time. As time goes on, the plants will grow thicker, taller and denser. The aesthetic and noble look of the hedge attracts attention. It is best to use branchy bushes for a green fence.
Shrubs or conifers are often used for hedges.
Bushes of ziziphus, blackberry, sea buckthorn, zhostera, wild rose, climbing rose will make your hedge prickly. You can add lilacs or Chinese cherries to the thorns of such a hedge. This will dilute the monotonous green color and add zest to the fence. Willow, mulberry, willow and acacia are suitable for growing a low live fence.
To get a beautiful bush hedge, do the following:
- Dig a trench that is 50 centimeters deep and 40 centimeters wide.
- Make a crushed stone pillow at the bottom to wick away excess moisture.
- Fill the hole 1/3 full with humus to feed the plants.
- Plant the bushes in 30-centimeter increments.
- Bury the bushes with earth, compact it and water it.
Shrubs of different colors look spectacular in a hedge
To create such a hedge, maple, willow and mountain ash trees with thin trunks are taken. They are planted in 40 centimeters increments. After a year has passed from their disembarkation, they must be cut for hemp. This is how the growing season of tops is provoked. After another year, almost all the branches are cut off, leaving the 2 most developed ones. They are intertwined with the processes of adjacent stumps at an angle of 45 degrees. Thus, a decorative diamond-shaped fence is obtained, reminiscent of a large mesh-netting.
Growing a hedge will take a long time
Video: types of hedges
Photo gallery: do-it-yourself fence options
An interesting fence is made from wooden rounds
When creating a fence with your own hands, you can combine various materials
The hedge is woven from twigs or vines
There are many weaving options
A natural stone fence is solid and reliable
A picket fence in the form of colored pencils is a bright solution
The use of a chain-link mesh allows you to create an unusual fence from plastic bottles
Plastic bottles are a suitable material for a small flower bed fence
When constructing a fence made of tires, you can use the original weaving
Building a fence with your own hands is a simple job. Even a schoolboy can handle it. It is enough to have a little construction skills, and your imagination will tell the rest. A variety of materials and ideas will help create a unique and unrepeatable fence. So don't worry and give it a try.