Modern Fencing In Los Angeles


Sleek, black and modern have always been in popular demand! We are happy to offer custom wall extensions, fencing and gates! This is a custom project with horizontal wall extensions to give more privacy in the front yard along with an entry gate. 


This gate was designed to fit around the existing stucco wall. It's a simple unique design that is subtle and works well with the exterior of the home!  


Looking Back At The Same Quality

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Over the weekend I found a box full of old photos of our crew and some of the projects we had done in the past. One photo stood out because I noticed that our standard quality has not declined.  I couldn't help but smile seeing crisp, clean lines and smooth boards on a horizontal wall extension project we did in Los Angeles. Our welding was spot on, painted cleanly and installed perfectly. We pride ourselves in the high quality of work we put out and looking at these photos speaks volumes about how quality keeps you around to continue to grow. 

If you are interested in getting a fence or gate installed give us a call and we can help set up an onsite appointment toward the first step of your exciting project! (310) 601-6616

Driveway Gates In Los Angeles


Driveway Gates are one our most popular items that we build and install. We have several different types of designs to choose from along with many different types of functionalities. Single swing, double swing, sliding, both manual and automatic. With driveway gates you are free to have complete privacy for your entire property, and for that reason I believe they are one of our most popular items. We make sure to build all our driveway gates with top quality materials and never cut corners. This is key to having a long lasting driveway gate. 

Living in Los Angeles we all know that the sun is always out. The last thing you want is for your wood frame gate to get dried out by the sun and fall apart on you. By using steel framework and posts driveway gates will last 5 times longer than any wood frame gate. 

Give us a call to set a time that we can view your project! 310-601-6616

Made New Again!


Reclaimed wood projects have great transformations. We love getting underneath the aged wood to see what colors come back to life. Even when the colors aren't what we had imagined them to be they always take to stain and become vibrant colors. We have extensive experience with many different kinds of wood and how to give them new life. Everything from sanding them to how to apply the right stain evenly throughout. Don't settle for aged, dried out wood that drags your overall look down. Bring life back to your fece or patio decking. 

Don't believe us? See for yourself on our Refinish website.

Give us a Call to see how we can help you today! 310-601-6616

Custom Fencing

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We love to be challenged and give the client exactly what they are looking for. In this instance, we had a rather large tree that was placed right in the middle of a property line. Both neighbors loved the tree and the shade it provided so we thought of a way that it would leave both sided happy and not cut into anyones property. The most important goal was to keep the tree. 

If you have a fence or gate project, and you would like us to help you, give us a call today!
We offer Free Estimates! 

Privacy Can Still Be Beautiful


Many of our clients ask for a fence or a wall topper to increase privacy of outdoor living spaces. Our focus is building the ideas that our client has in mind and we welcome meeting with our clients about their projects and listen for how we can help their ideas define a space that enhances their yard and provides a new and private setting. 

We help clients consider where the sun light can best be used as a highlight for  year round family outdoor gatherings. Do you also want a space for quiet fun or even the privacy of napping in a hammock!  The finished design may include being shielded from a bit of harsh light to leave a cooling effect. Sometimes it turns out to be a perfect place to read a book or chatting with a loved one. We have a few ways we make that balance just right. One way is to introduce a plexiglass wall extension or a custom design plexiglass fence. Another way is by creating a custom horizontal slatted topper allowing for partial visibility. Both options introduce light and block out unwanted attention.

 Call us for our personal design consultation from Arian Harwell: the owner/expert of Harwell Design. Arian is a wealth of experience using his actual building skills and knowledge that also offer his proven ways that protect your finished projects longer and save you money.  Combined with his trained eye for detail and design at his fingertips, Arian will share the best of both worlds plus answer every question about your project.  Best price, best consult.  You may purchase online now for a limited discount.  

If you are looking for extra privacy in your outdoor living space feel free to give us a call and we can set up a time to give you a Free Estimate! (310) 601-6616

Unique Ideas

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We love helping clients piece together and build what they have envisioned. In Los Angeles, there may be a lot of questions about what is the best design. For some, this may be, a simple chain link fence to protect a space. For others, that means designing and creating a one-of-a-kind fence, or a gate that provides the privacy that they want for their yard.

Whatever your vision is, we can help you bring that vision to life. 

In this case our client wanted a unique design that would set the tone for the rest of her outdoor landscaping. Everything from how we stained the boards, to the over all cuts of the wood. We made sure that it would be exactly what the client wanted. 

If you have a project that needs a special eye for design, or if you want to simply create a simple fence to close off an area, we would love to help you! 
Call us to set up an appointment -  (310) 601-6616

The Trend of Horizontal Fences


Horizontal Fences have steam rolled their way into our yards and have become the most popular design in Los Angeles. The horizontal wood design is the shiplap of fences. Adding a touch of sleek modern design to any yard, it is no wonder the horizontal fence has wedged its way to the top to being the most popular fencing design.

Our horizontal fences often get paired with mid-century modern homes. The result blends the look of the 50's and 60's with a modern border around the yard. Imagine this horizontal design that evolves into staggered designs, using a variety of gap sizes for different looks to the design of your yard.  Horizontal fences have rightly earned their place in the local neighborhood yards and even larger business properties. The timeless look of horizontal is here to stay and we look forward to making many many more. 

Click the link to view some of our designer fences with the horizontal design. Give us a call for a FREE ESTIMATE (310) 601-6616

Creative Custom Gates


We are always excited when we get a challenging design, especially one that a client is excited to build. It becomes a win/win situation of serving the clients' needs while having us grow individually as we widen our portfolio. With every design, whether fence or gate, we always love to collaborate and problem solve. This project in particular was looking for a way to have a wide opening without losing space. The solution? Layered sliding gates! By layering the gates on a track we were able to make the gate wide enough for the client to enjoy without eliminating space. 

If you have a custom project that needs some problem solving give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you!

Our phone number is (310) 601-6616. Or Visit our website

Working Together!


Working with great clients is another part of Harwell Design we enjoy. Sabrina was a rockstar client of ours that we were excited to work for, which is why we are ultra excited to show off her project. For a front yard fence we knew there would be some height limitations so we goy together and came up with a solution. In Los Angeles, fences in the front yard can't be higher than 42 inches, but we can build taller with 50% visibility. We were going to install horizontal slats that gave a 50% gap, however Sabrina wanted to do something different, and we loved that idea. Staggering the boards on top was a new design and one we are proud to show off! This is what happens when we listen to what the client wants that combined with what we must do for a sturdy, and lasting structure...something truly and beautifully unique!

Thank you again Sabrina for trusting us with your fencing and gate project! 

This sort of expanded checkerboard pattern also abides by the city's visibility code while having an "outside the box" design.

What design are you dreaming of that Harwell Design can help you have in your very own yard?  The more ideas -the more fun! Call 310-601-6616


Los Angeles Deck, Fence and Gate Refinish

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Before you tear down your wood deck, fence or gate and build a new one, ask yourself if you really need a new one?

More times than not all it needs is a good refinish. Living in Los Angeles we all know that the sun beats down on wood and quickly dries it out, taking the color and life out of your deck. Our crew is trained to know how to refinish different types of wood to restore it to look new again. Our process is simple and effective. We access the wood and locate any boards that need to be replaced or patched. Then we sand off a layer so that the wood will soak any new stain. Then we apply 2 coats of your stain choice to give your deck or fence or gate a new life. 

To view our process and our work go to our refinish                                                                   website

Reclaimed Wood Project!

       We are very excited to show off our new reclaimed wood option of fencing and gates. The most recent project we did was a reclaimed Wall Extension with an entry gate to give some extra privacy for a back yard. And also to enclose the yard for a new puppy! Using reclaimed wood is a little trickier than you might think. It takes a trained eye to piece together the right shades of reclaimed wood. You definitely want a balanced looking piece visually. Our resident artist and master wood worker Jake Harwell was the brains behind our wall extension. For more, view our website that includes our other reclaimed wood projects. Don't be shy, if you are interested please reach out and let us know how we can help you!

(310) 601-6616. 

Reclaimed Wood Page


Driveway Gates At Harwell Design are One of a Kind!

We make sure every detail is covered when it comes to any one of our projects. But with driveway gates especially due to the constant movement of the door. Most driveway gates begin to sag over time and make it hard to close or open properly. Here, at Harwell Design we make sure all our driveway gates have secure steel posts and are built to last. We pride ourselves in being the #1 Driveway Gate Contractor in Los Angeles. When it comes to design, customer service and overall experience through out the building process we are hands down the best in Los Angeles. Our commitment to detail is like no other in Southern California. We do things right the first time! 

For more design ideas visit our Driveway Gates Page


4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard For Summer!

Spring time is here! And that means outdoor summer parties are around the corner! If you’re going to entertain in your yard, you’re going to have to turn it into an awesome space that can accommodate your friends & family. Here are some backyard design ideas that can help you get started.

1. Install an updated fence

Before inviting your neighbors over, you’ll want to make sure that your yard is worth showing off. This may mean updating elements like your fence—or adding them if your yard is bare. Tall privacy fences create an intimate setting for enjoying spring and summer afternoons and evenings. Beautiful cedar and other bright woods produce a warm, secure ambiance that keeps the good vibes in and your nosy neighbors’ prying eyes out. 

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2. Add screens so mosquitos aren’t invited too

Screening in an area on your patio area can provide additional protection from mosquitos, which might otherwise carry your pets or small children off in a swarming cloud. Screening is often affordable and is an easy home improvement project for even DIY novices. Installing screening before the mosquitos descend on us once more will allow you to maximize your yard time, letting you enjoy your space throughout the outdoor seasons. Your friends are also much more likely to agree to come to your summer barbecue if they know they’ll be safe from the itchy terror of dozens of mosquito bites!

3. Add lighting so your guests can actually see each other

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Good lighting becomes a necessity once the sun sets. However, the harsh light from your back door or flood light fixture can instantly kill the mood at your party or gathering. Lighting can be effective without being irritating. Outdoor floor lamps with soft colored, low-wattage bulbs cast a warm, inviting glow that won’t make your guests uncomfortable. You may also opt for the pleasant flicker of Tiki torches…or even a fire pit! The light from these sources works well with strong lights, sconces, or other temporary lighting sources. If your torches use oil as a fuel source, you can load them with oil, which gives off a subtle fragrance that keeps mosquitos away.

4. Give your guests something to gather around

All successful outdoor parties provide people with a place to gather, and that’s what your yard should become too. A fire pit is one element that provides a convenient gathering place and will also be comforting on colder spring/summer nights. In addition to being a source of heat and light, you can use your fire pit to toast some marshmallows for s’mores! A grill, on the other hand, allows you to barbecue some more substantial food, and it’s also a focal point where everyone will gather to get their food. On warmer summer nights when people might want to spread out rather than crowding in a circle, benches on your deck/patio serve as comfortable seating that keeps people together but gives them space to breathe.
Privacy fences, lighting, seating, and other backyard design improvements all allow you to create a stylish, enticing atmosphere that has both form and function. There’s an infinite number of ways to customize your yard for your preferred style of entertaining. Once you’ve revamped your backyard, you can start showing off your new hangout spot by throwing the coolest (or warmest!) party on the block.

The New Local Reclaimed Wood Spot In Los Angeles!


In Los Angeles, reclaimed wood has gotten especially expensive. Becoming hard to find and harder to afford, most local spots are either over priced or have been thoroughly picked through.

We are excited to announce that Harwell Design is opening up our newly upgraded shop to sell reclaimed wood! Treated and de-nailed we have an assortment of redwood, cedar, pine and more! All with unique textures, shapes and shades to fit nearly any project. 

If you are interested give us a call or swing by the shop.

5555 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90016

(Our hours of operation vary so I would advise to call in advance 310-601-6616

We look forward to helping you with your next project that need reclaimed wood.

Introducing Reclaimed Wood Patterns to Our Gates

Pinterest has reported that search inquires for reclaimed wood is on the up swing.  While our style is more on the modern end of the design spectrum we have managed to incorporate the rustic style of reclaimed wood into our modern niche. Recently we were able to show off our reclaimed modern design on a project in Beverly Hills, California. The solid black metal framework compliments and frames the beautiful rustic wood. Also, we offer more than simply outdoor fence and gate work. We also do custom, indoor reclaimed woodwork for homes or businesses.

Give us a call to book your reclaimed wood project.

(310) 601-6616. Or send us an Email

Built To Last

Having problems with a fence you purchased only a few months ago? Harwell Design builds things to last. We can’t help but notice similar looking projects around Los Angeles that won’t/aren’t holding the test of time. At Harwell Design we make sure to build a frame with our fence so that boards to bow and warp. Without these in place your fence will start to bend in just a matter a few months. Our team is trained to know the basics and the small details that matter in building a long lasting fence and gate. Take a look at some of the look-a-likes that we’ve seen driving around Los Angeles and then compare them to the quality of a Harwell Design project. If you are interested in getting a fence that will last give us a call at (310) 601-6616, or send us an email at! 

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Southern California hasn’t seen this much rain in a long time. Wind and floods scattered around Los Angeles and other southern California cities have caused damage to many residential gates and fences. Everything from swelling wood to fences being knocked over by gusts of wind. Most fences that have taken this kind of a beating are usually older fences that may need replacing. However, some damage can be restored and refinished to make look new again. If you are in search to replace or refinish your damaged fence or gate give us a call and sign up for a free estimate! (310) 601-6616. Or Email us at We can’t wait to hear from you and see how we can get your fence or gate looking (and working) like new again! 

Why Wait To Buy A Fence?

Every year people put off doing their fence project until summer. Great weather, typically more time off work, why not right? The only problem with this is that everyone else is thinking it too! So by the time you are ready to start your fence or gate project we will be booked for the rest of the summer. The best advise we can give is start your project today! (While the rain has been an issue for the past couple weeks) we live in sunny southern California! Get your fence project complete in the off-season and you won’t have to worry about construction during the summer. Instead you’ll be worrying about planning a BBQ while getting to enjoy your new fence! If you are ready to book your fencing or gate project give us a call! (310) 601-6616. Or send us an email!! 

Working In Southern California

We love working in Los Angeles, it is home to great weather, scenic beaches and movie stars. And yes, we have had our fair share of run-ins with the actors, singers, and athletes. Will Smith, Dylan McDermott and Fred Armisen are all some of the celebrities that have worked with Harwell Design. We are beyond proud to say we are the company they decided to use to build their fences. 

"It is always a pleasure to work with Harwell Design.  I say "with" because they really make it easy for me to be part of the process.  They care about what they design and build.  I've contracted them a few times for different properties.  They work quickly and completely.  Their designs are so cool!  Reliable and great."
 Fred Armisen