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rikahlberg



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Wood fence examples? Reply with quote

Does anyone have an online resource for wood fence types that are appropriate to old houses (in my world, 1890s Victorian)?

I'm looking for designs that we can trial as alternatives to big box store vinyl and chain link. Any photos would be greatly appreciated!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it is online, but at the library you might find one of the White Pine series of architectural monographs:

No. 6 An Architectural Monographs on Fences and Fence Posts of Colonial Times.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iron fences can get really high in price. Not sure what you are looking to spend but here is a few sites. I also recommending finding a local "junk" dealer, or check out places like ebay- you can piece together something.

new fence:
http://victorianfences.com/

antique dealers
http://www.ogtstore.com/

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rikahlberg



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MohrJax wrote:
Iron fences can get really high in price.

Yes, iron is too expensive for our purposes. We're looking for designs for DIY wood fences that homeowners can build as alternatives to tacky vinyl and chain link.

I've looked at iron for my own house, and if I were made of money I'd go with one from Stewart Iron Works:
http://www.stewartironworks.com

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at the work of Peter Joel Harrison (http://www.peterjoelharrison.com/). He's written some great pattern books for traditional architecture, including [url="http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471321990.html"]Fences: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration[/url]. This book

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depicts historic styles, Colonial, Georgian, Classical, Greek Revival, Gothic, Italianate, Victorian and Stick; collected from renowned museum houses and privet dwellings; paled fences, picket fences, board, and rail fences. Included are period construction methods and Trade terms. Forty-eight authentic shapes for palings with numerous meticulous details of caps, balls and urns. All make it possible to style your own creation. There is no longer any reason to struggle; searching for ideas.


He's also written similar works covering gazebos and trellises, brick paving and fence-walls and -- if you should want a historically correct outhouse B^) -- a patten book on garden houses and privies.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stay away from the vinyl. Several homes in my neighborhood have it and it looks great driving down the street. Get up close and it is cracked and split.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what you are looking to spend but here is a few sites. I also recommending finding a local "junk" dealer, or check out places like ebay- you can piece together something. Iron fences can get really high in price.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnleeke wrote:
I don't think it is online, but at the library you might find one of the White Pine series of architectural monographs:

No. 6 An Architectural Monographs on Fences and Fence Posts of Colonial Times.


found it with much digging.

http://ia700305.us.archive.org/8/items/colonialfenceposts00hopkrich/colonialfenceposts00hopkrich.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This book is also available, but a bit pricey.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471321990/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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