Build Your Own Rolled Bamboo Fencing

What You'll Need
Rolled bamboo fencing
Plastic ties
Wire cutter
Measuring tape
A helping hand

With the use of rolled bamboo fencing, homeowners can easily create a fantastic island retreat in their backyard, pool area, or garden. Bamboo fencing has been used for a long time in many different areas because of the natural durability, reliability, and strength that this grass has. This type of fence is a great way to add privacy to an existing chain link fence as they are easy to install and do not require a lot of special tools. Here is a step by step guide to build your own rolled bamboo fencing for the DIY homeowner.

Step 1 - Measure Existing Fence

Using a tape measure, find out how much rolled bamboo fencing you are going to need. Start at the beginning of your existing fence and measure all the way to the end. This will help you determine how many rolls of bamboo you are going to need to purchase. Once the entire fence area has been measured, you will then need to know if you need 4 foot or 6 foot high fencing material.

Step 2 - Buy Rolled Bamboo Fencing Material

With your measurements in hand, go to the home improvement center and purchase the required amount of rolled bamboo fencing you need. Make sure that you purchase the rolled bamboo fencing instead of the full reed fencing. They will look similar but the rolled bamboo will be individual reeds and will be much sturdier for your fencing needs.

Step 3 - Look At Fencing Materials

After you have the purchased fencing back at your home, roll it out along the length of your fence to make sure that there are no problems with it. Look at the entire fence as a whole while also making sure there are no inconsistencies with the height. Look to see if any portion of the bamboo may be missing from anywhere within the roll of fencing. Once you are happy with the condition of the fence you may roll it back to the original position.

Step 4 - Start Building Your Rolled Bamboo Fence

When you start to build your bamboo fencing you will need the help of a friend. You can now begin to install the rolled bamboo fencing along  the chain link fence. Stand up a roll of the fencing and unroll 4 to 6 feet of it. Maneuver the end of the fencing near the end of your fence. Use plastic ties or small pieces of garden wire and connect the bamboo fencing to the fence. Start at the top and tie the fence with the wire. Go through the bamboo slats and chain for a tight fit. Once the top is secure then move to the middle and then the bottom of the fence.

Step 5 - Complete Your Bamboo Fence

Continue along the length of your fence until you have covered the area you planned upon. When you come to a point where another roll needs to be installed, overlap the bamboo fencing to ensure that the privacy curtain remains intact. As you continue to attach the fencing, keep the ties at four to six foot intervals to make sure it does not droop anywhere along the fence. Keep it level from the top of the fence so that it will keep its integrity along the entire area.