Garden Gallery Fence

After the winter storms knocked it over, it was time to say goodbye to our redwood branch and wine barrel stave fence. We have enjoyed the funky and natural style for years. I made “spider web” designs with wine barrel rings, old jewelry, and wire. The gates were made with vintage pickets and locust branches. The original concept was to secure it so bobcats could not jump it and get the chickens. However, the chickens just flew over.

The new fence is designed around stained glass pieces I bought at a local garage sale. They are so beautiful and really need to be showcased.

The first step was cementing in 10 ft. redwood 4x4s. I knew that I did not want gates on the fence; easy access and no reason to enclose the space since the chickens stay in their coop.

A few days ago, our amazing craftsman, Rich, added the stained glass to the fence. He worked his magic to build solid frames for the glass. We collaborated on the placement and spacing.

Yesterday, I coated the redwood with linseed oil to protect the wood. The linseed oil gives a warm glow to the redwood.

Because I have 7 pieces of glass, we had to decide where to add the other three. After some discussion, we decided to remove the spider web wire section to continue the patten and clean up the space. The new look creates a professional Gallery vibe to the garden.

The lower sections of these fence panels with be filled in with colored spindles and farm tools. This will match the other section of the garden. It will be fun to hunt for artifacts at the flea market and antique stores. We even have a truck tail gate to match the Ford doors. Stay tuned!

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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