Look! An Inexpensive & Portable Bamboo Fence

Look! An Inexpensive & Portable Bamboo Fence

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 15, 2010

This weekend we had the opportunity to visit a local exhibit on dinosaurs. It was super fun and being able to experience it with our younger family members made it even better. But while they were off checking out the animatronic Triceratops, we were snapping pictures of the fence. What? That's totally normal, right?

Determined to leave work behind, we left our camera at home... fat load of good that did us, so you'll have to forgive the quality of our cell phone pictures for this post. We promise we'll be back with a higher resolution tomorrow!

The Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City was a great deal of fun, and while the dinosaurs were the main event (did you know they now think Velociraptors had feathers and fur?!) we were instantly attracted to their makeshift and themed fencing around each area.

Make from simple bamboo poles (found at your local nursery), coat hooks, carabiners and zip ties (all found at a hardware store), this fence went from themed and appropriate for the event to a possibility for our own backyard.

We think this simple assembly would be perfect for those who share a yard with a neighbor but are looking for some small division or need to section off a specific area at a local park for a family picnic or birthday party. It's even a great look for those who are just wanting a small fence around a garden or front lawn. The poles can be removed for easy mowing or in harsh weather.

We think it's an idea for the back burner for sure!

Have you ever been inspired by something completely random, such as a fence at a dinosaur exhibit? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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