Happy to connect with so many folks with strong interests in Japanese gardening! I'm wondering if anyone can refer me to a craftsperson who has the skill to build a traditional japanese fence and gate? Preferably from central or southern California, as I live in Santa Barbara.
Hi gardenstgirl. You might try looking at joe woods stuff. As I recall he is in CA. A quote from one of his posts is below
Quote from: Joe Wood on February 12, 2013, 02:18:05 pm
Although I hardly ever post here I'd like to share some of my Japanese 'Style' projects and Designs.
Maybe this will encourage me to post more and add to the discussions :-)
I know most of my designs aren't really done in a true 'Japanese Style' but I try and capture the proportions, balance and harmony I see in so many Japanese structures. I do employ some
traditional joinery, but I've designed these using mainly Western Style building techniques.
You might ask at Anzen Hardware in Los Angeles -- they had plenty of tips and tools when we visited there last October.
Drop a PM to Chris (above under My Messages), one of the board of Directors here with JGO. He is a Japanese carpenter on the east coast but probably has connections near you. He is kikujunjo in the forum.