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    A long time ago we discussed this on the forum but I can't find the thread. The discussion was using a wire panel, I think they were used for concrete, to form an arch for a cold frame that could be covered with plastic. As I recall the panels were welded wire mesh somewhere around 1' X 4'. Those may not be the actual dimensions but it's pretty close to what I remember. As I said, they were either used in concrete or maybe brick work...as I recall. Does anyone know what those things are called. I've looked all over the web and can't find them. I want to use them for a cold frame in a 4' x 16' raised bed. I have some other ideas but those seemed like the bees knees.


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    I remember the thread. I think they were cattle panels.
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    Here's an example.

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    We did discuss the cattle panels but these were much smaller. Like I said, I remember them being 1' X 4' or something like that.

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    something like this?

    http://www.lowes.com/pd/Steel-Remesh...-93-ft/4736787

    They have panels and strips too.
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    No, it was just a flat panel. As I recall it looked like this:

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    The only source I can find is in China. I would have thought Lowes or someone would carry it. (shrug)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    We did discuss the cattle panels but these were much smaller. Like I said, I remember them being 1' X 4' or something like that.
    1 foot by 4 feet is pretty big, are you sure you dont mean 1 inch by 4 inch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz123 View Post
    1 foot by 4 feet is pretty big, are you sure you dont mean 1 inch by 4 inch?
    I think that is panel size , not hole size in the panel.....
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    Any cement or block supply place should sell it. It's used often for driveways or poured walls tied to rebar. It does seem like Cement supply, Lowes, Home Depot or a lumber yard would have it. I remember some people using it for tomatoes and gourds (to keep the handles straight) years ago. Any vine plant would grow on it. It would make a great little green house or hot house. I usually just throw the plastic over a couple small trees with all the limbs that I stick in the ground, but I like that setup. I'm gunna try one.

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    Do a search for re-mesh. You can get in in the panels but it generally comes in a roll. You can easily cut it to the size required. Used to use this stuff when I worked at a precast concrete place.

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    Sounds kinda like what we used to call hog wire. Little bigger than you described though. Best I remember these were 3'X6' panels.
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    Oh man. There is nothing wrong with me. Remesh. Doh! Thanks arklate!

    Check post 17. (shaking head)

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    Oh heck that looks like 'chicken wire' with having hexagon holes instead of squares. Thinner wire than hardware cloth. Never heard the term 're-mesh'.
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    The re-mesh is beneath that wire in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    The re-mesh is beneath that wire in the picture.
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