Arbors, fences, decks – we do it all.
Our work is detailed, meticulous, beautiful and built for the long haul. We like to build gardens that feature some wood, and some stone as well as plant material and hardscape. The mix of textures adds interest and flavor. We buy the finest redwood and cedar, and offer alternative decking surfaces such as Zuri, Azek, Fiberon, and TimberTech in a wide range of colors.
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Arbor Design and Fence Construction
Arbors create shady retreats, add vertical interest, show the texture and color of wood, and provide a structure to support vines. Details Landscape Art designs and builds handcrafted arbors from either rough or surfaced redwood or cedar.
Arbors built by Details Landscape Art are usually three tiered. The posts are notched to receive the 2 x 8 cross members. Then the 2 x 6’s are notched to slide down onto the 2 x 8’s. The top level is either 2 x 2’s or 2 x 4’s spaced according to amount of shade desired. The ends of the 2 x 8’s and the 2 x 6’s and the 2 x 2’s (or 2 x 4’s) are trimmed or scrolled in a variety of detailed patterns. If the arbor is constructed of surfaced wood, we router the four corners of the posts almost the entire length, and router the edges of the 2 x 8’s and the 2 x 6’s. All arbors are either stained to bring out the rich redwood color, or primed and painted according to the needs of the homeowner. Fine woodworking and craftsmanship is apparent in all our arbors.
At Details Landscape Art, a Petaluma landscape contractor, we build simple yet solid fences. Our ‘go to’ six foot redwood fence is constructed with 4 x 4 posts, three horizontal 2 x 4 rails in front, 1 x 4 horizontal rails in back, and 1 x 6 vertical con heart fence boards sandwiched in between, and a 2 x 6 redwood cap on top. Virtually no nails or screws are visible, and when stained, makes a beautiful sturdy looking fence. A beefier version is available, using 6 x 6 posts, 2 x 6 and 1 x 6 horizontal rails, and a 2 x 8 cap.
Another common fence seen in our gardens is the hog wire or welded wire fence, either 3 feet tall, 4 feet tall or 5 feet tall or 6 feet tall. The framing materials are redwood – 4 x 4 posts, 2 x 4 rails, and capped with a 2 x 6. These are ‘see through fences’ and are useful in situations where the view beyond the fence is desirable, yet privacy and security are a concern.
As with all our work, materials are handpicked and fine craftsmanship is apparent.
Here are some more examples of our Structures for your garden.