This weekend I came across a very creative garden gate made of twigs that I assume the homeowner/gardener made out of branches from their garden. On a city street in Chicago among a row of nice homes and well maintained green spaces this little garden gate stands out when driving past it. I rode by it twice before I finally stopped and snapped this photo of the gate and wanted to talk to the people tending the inviting garden behind it but lost my nerve.
Even though the rest of the fence is wrought iron and the house isn't rustic looking at all the little door made of branches works really well as a focal point that leads the eye up the path behind it. I like this so much that I'd like to reproduce it on my fence but don't think it would have the same effect. Last year I saw garden edging made of bamboo stakes in a gardening magazine that really set off a small garden in England. When I tried to replicate it my family said it looked like something out of The Blair Witch Project.
Have you made a fence, trellis, garden bench or chairs out of tree branches in your garden? Feel free to link to a post showing your crafty work in the comments section to share them.