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.

45 comments

Debra Griffin
Missy G4 years ago

These are amazing!!!

Carole R.
Carole R5 years ago

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

mrs v.
valerie murphy5 years ago

interesting

BROOKE W.
BROOKE W6 years ago

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

Manuela C.
Manuela C6 years ago

It's very decorative.

Borg Drone
Past Member 6 years ago

look's Good.

Leisha A.
Leisha A6 years ago

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

Philippa P.
Philippa P6 years ago

I like it.

Green Colur
Green G6 years ago

Usefull.

johan l.
paul l6 years ago

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!