Prowell's Signature Garden Arbor for the Gate and Garden
Prowell's Gate Arbor Designs presented on the following pages will appear as a departure from the more common structures most of you associate with everyday wood arbors. You will not find layers and levels stacked upon one another, or grids and lattices laid over one another. You will not find an assortment of screws or nails or metal fasteners. What you will experience is an assembly of subtle clean lines secured with a complexity of joinery that will last a lifetime.
On first sighting, a Prowell arbor or trellis may trigger a recognition of something less cluttered, less convoluted, without the built-up muscle and mass of the lego-like arbors that manage, repeatedly, to upstage a lovely garden like engineer boots on a dance floor.
In reality, there should be no single feature of a home's architecture or landscape that overwhelms or upstages the whole. Designing a residence or a landscape is a team effort, in that it's varying components belong as if they were pieces to a coherent puzzle. The arbor design marks the initial impression to your residence and yet, ultimately, it is nothing more than a member of the supporting cast, contributing to the overall site design
Of course there is a tendency, a matter of human behavior, to find an artist or tradesman wanting to stand above the fray. Creating works that are out of sync with their surroundings in an effort to be noticed. We all, I suppose, want to be noticed.
If we consider art and design on this premise, we quickly separate those works that are in fact stand-alone creations, such as paintings, fashion apparel, even automobile designs. These all are judged on the merits of themselves alone, having no relation to anything but their own existence. We cannot say that Joyce's Finnegan's Wake upstages itself, because it IS itself. But if we were to implant a chapter of this phonetic-like prose from this virtually unreadable novel and insert it into one of his earlier, more readable works, and suddenly it rises like a beacon on a calm sea.
The landscape and architecture of a residential property exist as a team. They are as linked to one another as the background and foreground of a painted canvass. And nowhere is more restraint needed than with the first impressionable sighting of the garden or gate arbor upon approach. All the effort and expense invested into the home itself and the success or failure of this investment rests, on first impressions, with the merits of these front-and-center assemblies.
Prowell's Wood Arbor assemblies are often commissioned along with our Garden Gate in a matching complimentary design. The gate arbors arrive as full assemblies designed to mount to gate posts or wall-tops.
Prowell's Signature Wood Garden Arbors are made to your specified dimensional widths. Designed to mount as a Gate Arbor or as stand-alone assemblies mounted to posts or wall-tops.
The Garden Arbor: Situated within the landscape as a free-standing architectural detail, mounting to existing or site-provided posts or walls.
The Decorative Arbor Trellis: A single panel mounted directly onto the residential side-wall as if it ere a painting
The Gate Arbor: Accentuating and complimenting the Prowell Gate in both design and workmanship.
The Garden Trellis: As an architectural detail intended for the landscape and garden, providing partition-like divisions or assemblies for climbing plants and vines
Available in Western Red Cedar only.
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