5th St Lounge
5th Street Lounge is a custom fence and art installation in the Penrose neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. This work was completed while I was working full-time as the owner of the West Remodeling Company.
The client’s requirements were as follows: 1.) Build a maintenance free fence, 2.) The fence material and height needed to match existing adjacent fence on the property, and 3.) The price had to be competitive with an existing bid the client received from a big box store contractor. During our initial conversations, the client indicated that he often used the adjacent outdoor space for entertaining.
The new fence stands at 6’-4” tall and is near 25’ in length and is made primarily of white cellular PVC lumber. The fence includes 8 shelves and an integrated seating bench holding up to 6 people.
The structure supporting the boards and bench is built of 2-5/8” steel fence posts and heavy-duty fence rail connectors. A distinct patterned affect was achieved by installing the PVC planks at a 22.5 degree angle which is derived from a typical scarf joint used in other carpentry applications.