Open Envelope Studio is a boutique landscape design and build studio based in Austin, TX. We specialize in modern outdoor living spaces and custom steel work. We pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients, bettering lives through the built environment.
This was the day that the planks were completely put up, both gate frames were installed (and corrected), and half of the screws were put in to finish the inside. It goes by more quickly when we mark for both screws, but only put in one, which is enough to hold the board in place, then have one guy come back and do the second screw afterwards. This was kindly done by the clients’ brother-in-law. It helps if you client comes from a build-oriented family! We don’t often get
On the fifth day, the crew finished putting up the panels on the long side on the right, turned the corner, and made it along the back side of the property. They also put up the second gate frame using Shawn’s ingenuity of making saw horses out of the scrap fence posts they already removed. At first he used the ground to weld the gate frame but realized it wasn’t level, so he put these suckers together. Day 5 was Saturday for us, so we had the help of one of the clients for
On the fourth day of this installation, the crew was able to put up most of the panels along one of the long sides of the yard. As a refresher, check out day 1, day 2, and day 3. Here’s the project photo gallery on Facebook again. Be sure and “like” us! While Matt and the client put up more panels, Shawn welded one frame of the front gate. They were able to put it up by the end of the day. At this point in the project, you can really get a sense of what the entire fence wil
The third day of this project was spent finishing setting the fence posts and starting to install the cedar planks. See posts on day 1 and day 2 for more images and descriptions of previous days’ work for this cedar horizontal basket weave fence. And go to our Facebook page to see a larger project photo gallery. This day was much colder than it had been, so Matt was a human popsicle he stood holding each post while it set. I know this because he kept asking me for hand and
If you haven’t already, check out day 1 of this fence project. The second day was spent collecting materials and starting to set the fence posts. The collection of materials took quite a bit of time since the boys had to wait for around 60 steel posts to be cut at Texas Fence Supply in Irving, which is 45 minutes south of Denton. That’s where the crew got the cedar pickets as well. They also bought 90 bags of 50 lb Quickset at Home Depot. A couple of tips regarding concret
Today we are beginning the process of replacing a client’s chain link fence with a cedar horizontal basket weave with steel posts, much like the one below, which is a photo from a previous project we did through Ecotopes. To give you a sense of how long a project like this would take, the first day is spent removing tangled brush, the chain link, and cutting the posts. Then the boys hang the proposed fence line and measure and mark where the posts will go. And depending on