Neal Trellis Fence
This modest fence was brought to me by my friend Mary Jarboe, an excellent landscape designer. She brought me in because one of the neighbors, Louise – a crisp and witty nonagenarian – needed her fence replaced so her flowers could be trellised and planters hung before we got too far into summer. Louise, who kept me abreast of all the latest tennis news (as we were heading into the French Open, after all…), was a true gem with which to work.
Some of the issues dealt with on this project were poorly drained soil, which caused the previous fence posts to fail; and massive amounts of rain fall that kept our post holes filled with water for days and days. But, alas, the project went off successfully – we poured a new drainage channel to divert the rain water – and Louse had her plants climbing her new fence and was enjoying her patio once more.
This fence incorporates a good-neighbor design with a vertical over-lapping fence boards and an open upper trellis. All the components are clear cedar, finished with Timber Pro UV – a fantastic tintable exterior finish.
My only complaint here is that Louise wouldn’t let me build her a new gate… maybe someday!