The word "wattle", obviously, comes from the verb "weave", and means a fence made of branches and twigs. Such peculiar fences stood in many Soviet villages at the time when the mesh or picket was in short supply. In addition, fencing of this type with the application of certain labor can cost almost free of charge due to the availability of material.
Do-it-yourself wattle could be done by every villager before. Note that there are several ways to make such a fence - through vertical or horizontal weaving. In the first case, the basis of the future hedge is a few logs that are cleaned of bark, treated with antiseptics to prevent rot and dig into the ground for 40-50 cm to create a stable foundation for wattle. The distance between the logs is set at the discretion of the master. Usually it is 1.5-2 meters. Horizontal poles (boards) are nailed to the upper, middle and lower parts of the logs, through which branches are threaded S-shaped, located vertically. Here's how to make wattle with your own hands in the easiest way.
This kind of fence is easy to maintain. You can always remove a damaged element and insert a new one. To increase the strength of the top and bottom branches can be wound with a rope or wire with insulation.
Usually a fence is made from what has come to hand. And experts recommend making wattle from willow, willow or hazel. And it is better to stock up material for this from August to September.
For a fence of horizontal weaving, you need many vertical stakes with a thickness of about 5 cm. They are driven into the ground at a distance of 0.5-1 m from each other to a depth of about 0.3 meters. To make the fence last longer, the racks can be treated with resin or put pieces of plastic pipes 0.3 meters long on their ends.
If you want to know how to make wattle with your own hands qualitatively, then we would like to say that for the horizontal version some work experience is required. Therefore, you can try to make a small fence first, before embarking on large-scale projects. The fact is that horizontal rods with a length of 1.5 meters and a thickness of 1.5 cm should be tightly interwoven with vertical posts, so that when the tree dries, there are no large gaps. In addition, you need to nicely arrange the ends of the branches so that the fence has an aesthetic appearance.
How to make wattle with your own hands so that it serves as long as possible? To do this, instead of vertical branches, you can take metal rods treated with a composition from the formation of rust, and raise the lower row of branches above the ground during weaving or lay a kind of brick foundation under it that will prevent rot.
Masters who have experience and knowledge on how to make wattle with their own hands in horizontal execution sometimes perform unique works of art that are still found in the southern regions of Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and other countries where the climate allows you to make long and beautiful fencing.