We live on the corner of two busy 2-lane city streets near downtown Tucson, Arizona. Our backyard is almost too noisy for entertaining. Are hay bale fences the best thing for noise abatement, and if so, how high does it have to be to reduce the noise level?
I am building a vacation home in Mexico, by myself. I need to make frames for my doorways and they are arches. Is there a plastic material resembling wood that will bend. I had thought of using wood but don't think I can find the proper wood, as good wood is hard to find. (for a do it your-selfer like me). I cannot find any useful information anywhere as it seems true craftsmen are out of fashion. I know it will not be easy but I know it will be worth the effort.
I'd like to build a storage location on my property for my growing wine collection. Problem is, I need to shelter the wine from the Arizona heat. Should I go underground, or go with air conditioning?