Share Your Resources for Building Gates, Walls and Fences

Share Your Resources for Building Gates, Walls and Fences

Laure Joliet
Jun 18, 2009

Last week when we posted our garden tour we got a lot of comments asking what the fence was made of. Because it's made with fiberglass sheets it affords privacy without blocking out the light. We're happy to share where we traced it back to and wonder who else has some resources for outdoor supplies that extend past Home Depot and Osh:

Don't get us wrong, we rely on Home Depot and Osh for a lot of our projects, but when we can it's great to have a local place you can really form a relationship with. Back in the day we relied on Fisher Lumber in Santa Monica to do all of the cuts for our plywood projects. We knew the guys by name and often got good tips for our projects. Alas the new Fisher Lumber on Lincoln can't do your cuts for you.

But getting back to the question of our fence and gate: it's built like any other gate in terms of its structure. The main supports have been sunk into the ground and kept in place with concrete. But instead of covering the fence with wood or cinderblock, it's a fiberglass sheet available through Hastings Plastics in Santa Monica, a nice local place that generally works on larger scale commercial projects but that can definitely accommodate individuals. If you go around the corner you'll find a great resource for garden gravel and sand (they'll dump it right into your yard from the truck bed).

Do you have a favorite local resource or inspiration for your outdoor projects?

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