Installed bamboo rolled fence in a
It is necessary to have a rigid structure to support most rolled fences like
the bamboo rolled fence,
willow rolled fence or the
heather fence when used as a fence. If it is being
applied to an existing wooden fence which provides a flat vertical plane
surface, the rolled fence can be held to the existing fence with galvanized
wire or staples applied with a staple gun. Galvanized or stainless staples
are recommended. If the existing fence is a chain link fence and the fabric
of the fence is on the side to receive the reed, the material can be wired
through the vertical fence materials to the chain link with galvanized wire.
The wiring should be done about every 4 or 5 inches at top bottom and
middle. We recommend and prefer using galvanized wire to tie the rolled
fences whenever possible. IMPORTANT NOTE: When tying or stapling, all
the rolled fences with wire line should be tied or stapled on the existing
wire that are weaving them. This will blend the galvanized wire and
staples to the existing wire and firmly hold the fences' structure.
If there is no structure, it will be necessary to install
posts to support the roof fences. When the existing structure
does not have at least a top and bottom rail in a vertical plain, it will be
necessary to add some construction to get that supporting structure. If the
rolled fences is to be applied to a chain link fence on the side with the
rails and posts, it will be necessary to add a lower rail (unless there is
one there already). This can be another chain link steel rail or merely a
2"x2" cedar wood drilled and wired between posts. You must
have some structure at the top of the rolled fences and the bottom in a
plane to press the fence against. If the existing fence is 4' high and
the fences are to go up to 6', then you need to construct a frame
up to the 6' height. See the drawing below showing a typical cedar wood
fence support frame. You can add the split bamboo faces to give the fences a
great finished look.
the backing is in place the rolled verticals can be applied. Roll
it out on scrap boards that are about an inch thick laying on the ground.
This insures that the fence is straight and leveled and that it will be
supported just above the ground while it is being secured. The rolled
verticals can be wired temporarily with galvanized wire in several places
for convenience. Some fences like the reed fence and the dwarf pines can be
trimmed as needed both vertically and horizontally. Use sharp pruning
shears. Bamboo pole fences can be cut to your custom length by using a pair
of heavy duty scissors. Just cut the wire at the
length you desire and twig the wire to seal the end of the cut. Trimming the
height can be done with a miter saw. First you need a miter saw with a saw blade with
a minimum of 60
teeth, the type that is used to cut aluminum or trimming boards. Make sure you
run the saw until maximum speed before you do the actual cutting to minimize
splitting of the bamboo.
To attach the rolled fences to the posts and stringers,
secure the fencing to the end post with 10 inch pieces of galvanized wire,
and straighten and align to your satisfaction. Then use the 8 inch lengths
to attach the fencing to the stringers, and the 10 inch lengths to attach
the fencing to the posts, a second person is required as the person
on the other side will adjust the fencing, bend the wire, and pass it
through to the other person. That person will use the pliers to pull and
twist the ends together. When you reach the end of one roll, wire
another roll to it. When you reach the end post, wrap the rolled fence
around it and secure with wire.
battens of split bamboo caps over the 2" x 2" cedar wood stringers as shown
on the right. Make sure you pre-drill pilot holes on the bamboo caps, then
use the 1 1/4" drywall screws to attach the split bamboo to the stringers.
Make sure not to drive the screws in too far, or the bamboo may crack.
You can also use round whole bamboo poles as the stringers
instead of cedar stringers, but make sure you pre-drill the holes before you
secure them to the posts.
We recommend whenever possible to use the cedar wood posts,
stringers or whatever wood materials you may use besides bamboos, reeds or
other verticals used in the rolled fences.