15 Pics Of Wavy Crinkle Crankle Garden Walls That Take Fewer Bricks To Build Than Straight Ones
Submitted by Michael Frankfort, Co-Chair of STAO Elementary Curriculum Committee
Britain’s known for many charming things. Afternoon tea with scones (do you put the clotted cream or jam on first?). Mysterious and romantic walks in parks and gardens. Wavy walls. Wait, wavy walls? Wavy walls!
Popularized in the United Kingdom, wavy walls were since then exported elsewhere, including into the United States. So-called crinkle crankle garden walls (don’t you just love that name?) are very economical—they end up using fewer bricks than straight walls. Your first reaction was probably just like ours, dear Pandas: that doesn’t make any sense! Well, wavy walls end up using fewer bricks because they can be one brick thin. Straight walls would topple over if you made them one brick wide. Meanwhile, all the curves in the wall give it stability.
Wiggle down our post with your scroll wheels and leave us a comment in cursive about what you think, dear Pandas. And read on for Bored Panda’s interview about crinkle crankle walls with Ed Broom from Suffolk who has documented a list of all the wavy walls in his neck of the woods.