Bamboo Fence - Bamboo Fencing Ideas
Bamboo fences are an attractive residential fence solution, offering security and privacy to a small yard. Bamboo is a strong fencing material that weathers naturally and resists rotting.
If you want a unique garden atmosphere, or create a secluded patio retreat, look at these bamboo fence options.
Split cane bamboo fencing is an ideal landscaping solution for tropical, desert, and temperate climates.
Bamboo poles are secured to posts or tied to an existing fence or wall. A smaller application of bamboo fencing can be used as a garden fence to provide protection to vegetable or flower plots in your yard. Split cane bamboo fences are made from bamboo poles connected by six to eight rows of large-gauge galvanized steel wires at the top and bottom (for stabilization) and the middle rows of rubber-coated wire (for flexibility). Panels can be cut into the desirable length and height, either by the professional installer or the homeowner.
Dense-weave bamboo fences are made from reeds woven into uniform panels, held together with vinyl coated wire. Woven bamboo panels are commonly tied to chain link fences to create a privacy fence, or to hide an undesirable view of a water meter or pool pump. They are ideal for creating an oriental garden atmosphere or to provide shade to a patio area.
Bamboo wing fence is a popular Japanese fence, creating a decorative divided space. It usually is connected to one wall, protruding into a garden or hedge. Bamboo wings are an ornamental fence, designed for short extensions only.
Wood and bamboo can be combined to form a beautiful fence or gate. The bamboo panel is secured to a wooden frame, creating a solid structure to be inserted into post holes. Each panel can be installed side by side to create a fence or be used as a gate to a bamboo fenced yard.
Why select a bamboo fence?
Known for durability, a bamboo yard fence life expectancy is above average, depending on the climate. A bamboo fence, if installed off the ground, can last up to 20 years. Bamboo fencing is naturally dried, cured, and has a wax coating that acts as a water and mildew repellent. Its high content of silica is a natural barrier to termites. Unlike wood, bamboo is a fast growing plant and an environmental friendly, renewable resource. Bamboo is grown both regionally or imported from other countries.
A bamboo fence is an economical fencing option, costing less than other comparable fencing options. Bamboo fencing can custom designed for that perfect garden setting, as well as an easy project for those "do-it-yourself" handymen! Attaching a woven bamboo fence to an existing chain link fence can be completed in one afternoon!
Hints for installing a successful bamboo fence:
- Plan ahead and measure to determine how much fencing will be required for the project, including poles and ties.
- Fencing panels are hand constructed and the actual length may vary from panel to panel. Plan on the panel being smaller than the indicated size.
- Panels can be trimmed to fit; invest in a good pair of pruning shears.
- Hang rolled fencing above the ground to avoid water rot.
- Use galvanized nails or staples to secure panels to prevent rusting.