A FENCE made from recycled and reclaimed timber? What a good idea!
That’s what Rye resident Lisa Hart thought as she and her family nailed on the eclectic range of palings. Their new front fence was taking shape and they were proud of it – despite its rather “individual” appearance.
Lisa even sought help from her friends on Facebook: “Hi all, we are currently building some new fences from recycled or reclaimed timber, and we need more palings. Anything will do; it doesn’t have to be fence palings, and it can be painted or unpainted – the more character the better.
“The timber needs to be over 1200mm long and not too thick, but any shape will do. So, if you see any on your travels, or have some stashed away that you no longer need, please let us know.
“Here is a photo of our work so far to give you an idea.”
But, it seems, not all the neighbours agreed, with a laminated note placed in their letterbox one morning saying: “Congratulations, you officially have the ugliest fence in Rye, if not the entire Mornington Peninsula!”
But there’s no stopping Lisa: “Woo hoo: we won an award for our fence!” she boasted.