Hardscapes:seating,walls,edgers forum: walls

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Imagedana
Feb 2, 2010 1:40 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
Here is the walls forum.
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Imagedana
Feb 2, 2010 1:46 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
weather its to keep something out or in, or to just be pretty . lets see some wall ideas. made of concrete of course.
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rayman6422
Feb 10, 2010 8:42 AM CST
Hello dana.
Thought I'd post a link to a page that shows a couple's wall around their front yard in Tucson, AZ.
I found these peoples house by accident one day when I was trying to avoid some traffic and ended up going past their house.
I think it took me longer taking this route because it took me a good 10 minutes to get past this one house.
Absolutely amazing.
I think this taking it to the extreme for wall ideas.
http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Bizarre/Bizarre_Wallguy.html

Ray
Imagedana
Feb 10, 2010 10:29 AM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
OMG! that is not what i expected! it is great! lot of work im sure.. thanks for posting.. nothing is to extreme. people can tweak the extreme ideas to fit their lifestyle. Hurray!
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Imagebeckygardener
Feb 15, 2010 8:20 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
That is sooo COOOOOL! I love it! Someone does some major concrete carving. Just look at the detail on those exterior walls! How neat!!! Thumbs up
Another Day in Paradise!
Petalpants
Feb 20, 2010 1:08 PM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Wow, Ray... thanks for posting that 'Extreme Wall'--- It was really interesting!
rayman6422
Feb 21, 2010 10:24 AM CST
One thing those pictures dont show is near the far right end of the third picture is cliff dwelling and old Santa Fe looking village.
Next time I'm in that area I'll try and get some pics.
Imagectcarol
Feb 25, 2010 1:41 PM CST
Name: Carol Corry
Santa Ana,Ca.
zone 10- Sunset zone 22
Wow! It only took you 10 min.??? I would think that is a local attraction, if not a tourist attraction!
Carol
rayman6422
Jun 28, 2010 9:27 AM CST
I finally made it back over to that side of town and got some pictures.
These pictures dont do any justice for this wall.
ITs one of those things you need to see in person.

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rayman6422
Jun 28, 2010 9:27 AM CST
The detail he put into this is incredible.

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rayman6422
Jun 28, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Everything you see expect the tall tree in the back is fake including the cactus.

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rayman6422
Jun 28, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Last one.

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ImageCrista
Jun 28, 2010 11:06 AM CST
Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
The wall I'm interested in is NOT as spectacular as the wall you found, Ray, but is simply utilitarian. I've seen fences around town that use wire hog/cattle fencing set parallel about 18 inches apart, then filled with river rocks. Seems like a good idea for a low wall. Any idea where you get the fence panels?
Crista
rayman6422
Jun 28, 2010 2:03 PM CST
I've seen something similiar to what you are talking about Crista but its used for a different application. I've seen them used on the banks of washes for erosion control and they are called gabions. Probably not the same thing you are thinking of?
ImageCrista
Jun 28, 2010 3:28 PM CST
Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
Yeh, actually a gabion is exactly what I want to make. Never knew what the name was! Now I can look up a website and find the wire stuff! Muchas gracias!
Crista
Imagesunfarm
Jun 29, 2010 7:00 PM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
I've heard the phrase "Dumb as a box of rocks" but gabions are pretty smart for lots of applications.
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