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Top Considerations in Choosing Wooden Bridges for Your Home
Home Home Gardening
By: Joe Guraro Email Article
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Wooden bridges are one of the most sought after outdoor home accents these days. These custom built wood bridges are often made of strong and beautiful natural wood such as the California redwood. These bridges are not only decorative in nature but can also provide specific functions to any space. Homes which have an ample amount of outdoor space can choose to have these wooden bridges built over koi or fish ponds, lakeside, miniature gardens, or even near an artificial garden waterfalls. If you want to add accent to your home garden or yard by having your very own wooden bridge, then here are the top considerations before you go bridge shopping.

1. Know the specific spot where you want it. While you are already sold on the idea that you want that beautiful redwood bridge on your property, it is essential for you to finalize the spot where you plan it to be placed. Do you want it over your small koi pond? Do you want it to be placed just over that lovely miniature garden? Do you want it placed in a corner of the garden or near the artificial waterfalls? Do you want it over the dry riverbed in your property? Determining the exact place where you want it is crucial since you have to go over that particular place and take measurements so you can have your very own custom-built wooden bridge. 2. Take the measurements. Once you have decided on the specific spot, it is now time to do the necessary measurements. If you are good with this then you can do it on your own. If you know zero about measuring areas, then ask somebody for help. Accuracy is important since the length of wooden bridges is based on specific measurements. For instance, if you want your bridge to be build over a small koi pond, then you can take the measurement from one end to another as this will measure how long your bridge would span. 3. Decide on the specifics. While wooden bridges have more or less the same structural form and design, you can also have the option to choose specifics such as single or double rail sides. Telling your custom bridge builder what you want and how you want it can avoid delays and the risk for dissatisfaction. 4. The price. As with everything, price and budget must also be considered. Wooden bridges made for gardens and yards are priced unbelievably low and anyone can actually save up for it especially if you want to make a huge difference with how your house looks. Scout around for your desired price but make sure quality comes first. Of course, you also have to consider that these bridges last for many years so your investment can surely be worth it.

Garden bridges are beautiful additions to any home. If you want to give your home and your garden that special twist in ambiance and in looks, then make sure that you have a handcrafted wooden bridge of your own. With these garden bridges you can be sure that your home will not only look better but it will certainly be a place worth spending hours in.

Joe Guraro is the author of this and many other articles about landscaping bridges, he is also the founder of

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