DIY Bamboo Fence

By Liesl Clark

Bamboo + Electrical Wire = Pretty Garden Fence.

Bamboo + Electrical Wire = Pretty Garden Fence.

This bamboo fence, in Kalopani, Nepal, is one of my favorite DIY trash backwards garden fences I’ve come across in my travels. It’s a simple construction of bamboo sticks and woven electrical cord to hold the whole structure together. Here, people use what they have at hand to create beauty in an unforgiving alpine environment at 7,500 feet.

The electrical wire serves to hold the fence together.

The electrical wire serves to hold the fence together.

Several 1-foot-high sticks are placed vertically in the ground about 5 inches apart and a long bamboo stick is split down the middle and placed horizontally across the vertical sticks, all woven together by an old electrical cord tied and knotted at the corner of the fence.

The horizontal piece is split in half.

The horizontal piece is split in half.

It’s a simple construction and quite attractive for a high altitude flower garden at the base of Dhaulagiri, the world’s 7th highest mountain.

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3 Comments on “DIY Bamboo Fence”

  1. June 18, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Wow that is amazing right there. Whoever thought an item like electrical wire would be used for that!

  2. May 14, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    I was searching Google for “stick fence” as a solution for my tiny new Korean garden; when I came across this I was so inspired I went out immediately to find already-cut-and-discarded bamboo and put it in the ground. I’ll use yarn (found in the university campus dumpster last spring) instead of wire, but this blog gave me a perfectly elegant solution. Thank you!

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