Pony Wall Basics: Why Is It Called A Pony Wall?
The term “pony” comes from the word “porch”. The name “wall” refers to the fact that walls are made up of bricks or stone. In other words, they’re made out of material similar to brick or stone.
However, there’s another type of wall that goes beyond the traditional brick and stone. That’s a wall with no solid structure at all!
A wall without any solid structure is referred to as a “pony wall”. These types of walls have been around since ancient times. They were used during the time when people lived in simple homes.
Today, these types of walls are still used for privacy reasons. For example, if your home had a porch that was built without any solid foundation, then it would be considered a “pony wall”.
In some cases, a wall without any solid structure might not even be necessary. You could build a wall using plywood or other materials instead of concrete. The problem with this method is that the walls will eventually crack due to moisture infiltration.
So, it’s better to use a solid structure than nothing at all!
Why Does It Matter If I Have A Pony Wall?
In modern times, the use of such walls has become less common due to their cost. On the other hand, some homeowners don’t want to pay for a wall that doesn’t look good. So they choose to build a pony wall instead.
If you’ve ever wondered how a pony wall works, then read on…
How Does A Pony Wall Work?
In the United States, many people are familiar with the term “pony wall”. However, other terms exist for this sort of wall. For example, in some places it’s called a “screen” or a “sight wall”.
As you can probably tell already, these terms don’t really provide an accurate description of the structure. Pony walls have many practical uses. In fact, they’re so simple that it would be difficult to list them all.
A pony wall is called a pony wall because it’s shorter than your average wall. Contrary to common belief, not all pony walls are made out of wood! In some cases, these walls can be made out of brick or stone as well.
However, there’s a catch…
The “catch” is that these types of walls require a solid foundation to support the rest of the wall. Otherwise, the rest of the wall will collapse! Now that you know this, you can see why the term “pony wall” exists.
These types of walls are shorter than your average wall, but they aren’t made out of pony material!
To learn more about pony walls, you should probably talk to a local carpenter. They may even consent to build a pony wall in your home for a small fee. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with doing it yourself!
It just requires a bit of research and preparation. If you’re a homeowner or a potential home buyer, then you probably want to know how much these types of walls cost.
How Much Do These Walls Cost?
The price of a pony wall can range anywhere from $200 to $1,000. This all depends on the type of materials that are being used. For example, wood will be the least expensive and stone will be the most expensive.
Keep in mind that you may need to hire someone else to construct the wall for you. Of course, if you’re a hands on kind of person, then you could try to do it yourself!
In many cases, local carpenters can build these types of walls for a small fee. Keep in mind that these walls are often custom made. This means that they aren’t made on assembly lines or with standard measurements.
In this case, you may have to pay a little more for a professional.
If you want to save money, then you could try to build the wall yourself. Of course, this may be a tedious and difficult process. You’ll probably need to acquire permits before starting construction.
The last thing you want is to build an unsafe wall! Of course, there are some safety measures that you can take to protect yourself and others.
Even if you don’t hire someone else to build the wall for you, you’ll need to acquire some materials. Of course, this will also depend on the size and dimensions of the wall. In most cases, wood walls are considerably less expensive than stone walls.
This is mainly because wood is easier to work with and it’s cheaper to produce.
Still, building a pony wall can get costly depending on your location. In many “hippie” or “bohemian” places, a pony wall can cost as little as $200. In other places, it may cost well over $1,000.
This is mainly due to the cost of living in these areas. The size and shape of the wall can also affect the price. For example, a curved wall will usually cost more than a rectangular one.
After you have a general idea of the price of a pony wall, you may want to start saving up for it. Pony walls may not be considered as important as a security wall, but they can really enhance the look of your home. Walls are not only practical, but they can also be beautiful additions to any home!
You’ve saved up enough money to build a pony wall. Now all you have to do is decide on the design and begin construction!
(Feel free to share a picture of your wall! I’d love to see them! Screenshot instructions: On an Android phone, press the power button and volume down button at the same time.
Hold them both for a few seconds until you see a screenshot notification. You can also use a PC to connect your phone via USB and find the screenshots folder.)
If you want inspiration for your pony wall, then you can take a look at some of these pictures. Just remember that you can make your wall look however you want! The sky’s the limit!
By the way, I’m working on a new story as well. It won’t be pony related, though. It’ll be a story about something else that I’m interested in.
I’ll probably post a blog about it sometime this week.
Thanks for reading! Hope you’re all having a great day!
Sources & references used in this article:
- Why Johnny hates sports (C Heath, D Heath – 2007 – Random House)
- Why do we care about literary characters? (D Stockman – 2013 – Public Affairs)
- Why translation matters (F Engh – 2002 – books.google.com)