Make A Green Gate That Moves

Make A Green Gate That Moves

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 3, 2010

Yesterday we proclaimed our affection for industrial animal water troughs. We love them as planters, drink holders for parties and even as an outdoor dog shower. Even though we've dreamed of using them every which way, ReNest reader JFitzpatrick brought another one to our attention — a rolling green gate!

Over at Southern Living Magazine they show us a rolling gate, a metal trough filled with tall, tall trees. It closes off the backyard, giving privacy and opens to allow things like mowers and cars around back when needed.

Our favorite part about the idea (aside from the mobility and versatility) is what it would look like from the street. So often a street lined with houses side-by-side can look the same, even when they boast radically different architecture. Just the fact that each fence touches the neighbors and then their own house, makes for a cookie-cutter effect. Seeing tall trees next to your home (whose roots won't mess with your foundation) would be quite the pleasure!

What do you think about the look? Are you (pun intended) on the fence about the idea?

Via: Southern Living Magazine

(Image: Van Chaplin for Southern Living)

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