||Hakalugi's - Bamboo Fence & Play Structure Makeover
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2013-06-21 10:58 pm  Permalink|
That's awesome man.
x2 on the need for a play tiki bar!
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
From: Redondo Beach, CA
|Posted: 2013-06-27 3:30 pm  Permalink|
On 2013-06-18 19:54, mstevens wrote:
What an amazing fence!! I hope you don't mind if I ask you a few questions please in hopes that I'll get the courage to try and make something similar in my yard. What did you use to fasten the big and small bamboo to your crossbeams? Wood Screws? It almost looks like you used something to plug where you fastned them too? Also, if you don't mind me asking, how did you mount the lanterns to the bamooo? The different colored lighting from the ground shining up onto the fence looks awesome too. Can you give any detail on what you used for that lighting? I'm not this creative to come up with a design by myself as good as this so thank you for sharing all of your information.
Wow, this ol' thread got bumped up! First off, thanks everyone for all the new comments and compliments! Secondly, I'm going to move this to the Home Tiki Bar thread 'cause it's most appropriate there. Yeah ATP, there's no bar on the play structure but that actually was intended for part of phase three! Maybe someday I'll start phase two...
Mstevens, good eye on spotting the wood furniture plugs. As far as your fence questions, the large bamboo poles are secured to the crossbeams with wood screws. First, a large access hole was drilled on the exposed side of the pole, then a smaller hole was drilled directly opposite for the wood screw, then.. err.. wait. let me find a pen. Okay, here's an image that should make it pretty clear.
Ideally the wood plugs would be covered with some sort of rope or sea grass lashing.
As far as the smaller bamboo poles, they were all secured directly to the support beams with wood screws as well. No access holes or anything like that, just straight through. None of those screws are visible because they are covered by the split bamboo cross beams. The cross beams were secured to the support beams using tan counter sunk deck screws(just two per cross beam). The screws are visible but hardly noticeable. Here again though, they could potentially be covered with some sort of lashing.
I don't remember the exact details on how the lanterns were attached but I do recall using some standard off the shelf lamp parts to extend the mounting posts all the way through the bamboo. The lashing around these is purely decorative.
The lighting is run of the mill low voltage landscaping lighting fixtures purchased from Home Depot or Lowes and then outfitted with various MR16 led lights. I purchased these led lights from SuperBrightLEDs.com.
Hope that helps!
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2013-06-28 1:27 pm  Permalink|
Hak is a Rad Dad!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2013-06-29 8:20 pm  Permalink|
I'm still in awe of the possum capture...those things are mean. Fence is great!!!
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