theRustyHinge is a place to discover, appreciate, and inspire the creation of Structural Landscape Elements. By seeking out and sharing good examples of fantastic design and craftsmanship in outdoor structures and landscaping elements, it is my hope that you feel inspired to work on your own unique, beautiful, well crafted outdoor projects.
Wandering the neighborhoods of Seattle, I’m lucky to pass by dozens of outdoor structures every day that impress me. I’ve begun to appreciate the often subtle elements of design and workmanship that can make something as basic as a fence become a work of art. From the simple do-it-yourself picket fence to elaborate arbors built by master carpenters, fantastic examples of Structural Landscape Elements exist all around us. Here on theRustyHinge I’ll explore what distinguishes impressive design from the mundane and together we can learn how to incorporate good design and good building technique into our own landscapes.