The Good Neighbor Fence

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The top of the line in rolled fencing is the Good Neighbor Fence (GNF).  GNF normally is made of bamboo poles of 3/4-inch diameter.  GNF is woven on a machine with copper clad steel wire in five rows and is delivered usually in 8' rolls (though it can be made in any length).  It is 6 feet high, but can be cut to less.  It can also be made in heights of 7 feet.  It has no rails or posts or adornments (unless they are added.  Normally installed on wooden rails or strips of wood attached to masonry.  If the span between posts is 8 feet or more, it's wise to use 2x6 rails at the top and bottom to avoid sag.  GNF is attached to the rails or support structure with staples that capture the wire and disappear between the bamboo poles.  An 8' length weighs about 76 lbs. GNF is produced in Georgia by the Big Bamboo Co. The pictures shown here are GNF made from Tonkin cane.

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The Bamboo Good Neighbor Fence can also be applied to existing wood fencing or applied directly to sturdy chain link fencing.

Ceiling and interior wall installations are normally made with molding supporting the GNF on the ends.  It is very stiff and will not sag over a seven foot or less span.  It can be installed seamlessly in the direction perpendicular to the poles.  The wires will twist together and the twist can be pushed between the poles.  It can be cut with band saws, hack saws, or if done slowly, with circular and table saws.


To Order a Good Neighbor Fence

Contact The Big Bamboo Co., specifying lengths and heights for your order, plus zip code (to computer shipping costs).  You may want to order bamboo half-round wire cover rails or caps at the same time.  Usually 2" dia., bamboo is used for this purpose with Good Neighbor Fencing.  Big Bamboo Tel. (478) 609-4223.