PICTURED: Joiner Calvin Stroud creates giant, light-up, bubble fence in North Cheam

PICTURED: Joiner creates giant, light-up, bubble fence

Joiner Calvin Stroud creates giant, light-up, bubble fence in North Cheam

Joiner Calvin Stroud creates giant, light-up, bubble fence in North Cheam

Joiner Calvin Stroud creates giant, light-up, bubble fence in North Cheam

Joiner Calvin Stroud creates giant, light-up, bubble fence in North Cheam

Joiner Calvin Stroud creates giant, light-up, bubble fence in North Cheam

Joiner Calvin Stroud creates giant, light-up, bubble fence in North Cheam

First published in Bizarre
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This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter covering Wandsworth

A bespoke joiner is turning heads with a giant bubble fence he built outside his home.

The free-standing, glow-in-the-dark fence on London Road, North Cheam, shows off the handiwork of the 47-year-old dad Calvin Stroud.

Completed during the week before Christmas the fence, made of timber, has now become a permanent feature of the road.

He said: "It’s a bit like Marmite. Some people are going ‘It’s fantastic’ some people are going ‘I’m not quite getting it’.

"People have stopped to look at it since the day we put it up. When the lights go on every single person walking, driving or on the bus is looking at it.

"The idea was to do something unusual – to do a fence based on bubbles. I love doing all sorts of different things.

"It’s made pretty simply but other joiners who have seen it couldn’t work out how I did it.

"It’s got small grooves where a small LED strip light up each one and it comes on at night. When the sun goes down the lights come on."

The fence has an estimated cost of around £6,000 and took two men from Mr Stroud’s company, Calvin’s Mill, a week to complete. For more information visit www.calvinsmill.co.uk

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7:54am Tue 5 Feb 13

lordofzombies says...

its the Olympic rings gone wrong! :D
its the Olympic rings gone wrong! :D lordofzombies
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8:51am Tue 5 Feb 13

Hove Ex-Pat says...

The brightness of these lights is seriously urgent. I fear that they could cause an accident due to rubbernecking on the road.
The brightness of these lights is seriously urgent. I fear that they could cause an accident due to rubbernecking on the road. Hove Ex-Pat
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4:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13

christine89 says...

I think this fence is amazing, brings a little light to the street. people should be more creative an care less of others judgment. Wonderfull fence calvins mill.
I think this fence is amazing, brings a little light to the street. people should be more creative an care less of others judgment. Wonderfull fence calvins mill. christine89
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