The owners’s requirements were as follows: 1.) Build a maintenance free fence, 2.) Fence material and height needed to match existing adjacent fence, and 3.) Price had to be competitive with existing bid from a big box store contractor. During our conversation, the client mentioned that he often used the adjacent space for entertaining.

In response, we designed and built a fence that not only fulfilled the client’s programmatic requirements, but also supported an environment conducive to entertaining.

The new fence stands at 6’-4” tall and is near 25’ in length and is made primarily of white cellular PVC lumber. The fence includes 8 shelves and an integrated seating bench holding up to 6 people.

The structure supporting the boards and bench is built of 2-5/8” steel fence posts and heavy-duty railing connectors. A distinct patterned affect was achieved by installing the PVC planks at a 22.5 degree angle which is derived from a typical scarf joint we use in other carpentry applications.










Name: 5th St. Lounge
Location: Arlington, Va.
Status: Built, 2011
Team: Kurt West & Brent White
Images: Donner Photos & Kurt West




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