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Outdoors: Reed Roof Shading

Outdoors: Reed Roof Shading

In the Mediterranean, reed awnings are a common fixture, allowing light to filter through but providing plenty of shade. Made from fresh water reed (a renewable resource that grows abundantly along river banks) woven together with vinyl-coated wire, Reed Fencing from Backyard X-Scapes is available at many garden supply stores as well as Home Depot.

Above: Both photos by Adriano Bacchella.

Above: The Long Island summer cottage of Harriet McDonald Maxwell and Andrew Corrie, proprietors of Canvas (see Shopper’s Diary: Canvas Home Store Online), features an outdoor shade pavilion made with a simple bamboo frame.

Above: Backyard X-Scapes Reed Fencing, 6 feet high by 16 feet long; $23.97 per roll from Home Depot.

For a similar look with a stronger material, Backyard X-Scapes also makes Bamboo Fencing to meet a wide variety of backyard needs.

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9:32AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

These are amazing!!!

2:39PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Sort of reminds me of the tiki hunts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Might work for a bar by a pool.

12:58PM PST on Mar 4, 2011

interesting

5:34PM PST on Nov 16, 2010

I LOVE BAMBOO & THEY WAY IT LOOKS ON FLOORS & SHADES....IF THEY R FROM SUSTAINABLE SOURCES THEN I GUESS IT'S O.K....MY LIVING ROOM IS ''BEACHY'' & THE SHADES WOULD LOOK GREAT ON MY DOUBLE WINDOW...& PROBABLY EASY 2 CLEAN 2!!!!! BROOKE WELCH...HELSINKI, FINLAND

7:36AM PDT on Sep 5, 2010

It's very decorative.

10:04AM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

look's Good.

9:48AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Looks good too if you are after the 'beach' motif look.

1:06PM PDT on Aug 16, 2010

I like it.

11:19AM PDT on Aug 12, 2010

Usefull.

7:52AM PDT on Aug 12, 2010

It not only is nice, it looks nice too. We have the same type of roofcovering in S.Africa but you have to make sure that an extremely strong covering is made, especially in regions where there is a lot of wind!

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