Why is it that I don't like lattice that is laid on a diagonal, while I adore this lovely, 90 degree lattice?
Is it because I'm used to the premade sheets at the hardware store? Is it because it makes me think of DIY solutions to crawl spaces and decks....essentially, an over exposure issues? Or is there something to the design?
These people improved things by doubling up....I assume I like it better because it doesn't look like lattice anymore. Actually, now that I'm writing this I am undecided if this is an improvement. Thoughts?
Maybe my distaste is more of a quality thing. This is from Versaille. It looks alright.
And then there are these people.
|Accents of France|
Amazing. They make it all look good--diagonal, straight, whatever. Part of me thinks that having a good hand saw and mitre box and 200 hours of podcasts could turn this into a DIY. But I'm not sure I paid enough attention in geometry.
All via Accents of France
(While you could scoff at the name, Accents of France, it's fo' real--France came up with the art (craft?) of trelliage. Google image search it). The French are also responsible for Espalier....
or making trees (typically fruit trees) into lattice! Is this Enlightenment style 'man conquering nature' or an almost Zen practice in patience? I'm calling it for the Enlightenment--these were used as fences and privacy screens in a way that is un-Bonsai like. But perhaps that is a point to research further. [Also, I'd sell a kidney for those mushroom statues--did you ever? But it's 11 so all my willpower is going to not sourcing these right now]
No, I have no need for lattice whatsoever. Someone was clogging up my pinterest feed with backyard privacy DIY research, and it got me thinking. Yep, that is all it takes to push me down an internet wormhole. You're welcome.