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Wife's Anniversary & Mother's Day Present (Post #2)

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Blog entry by ND2ELK posted 06-29-2009 08:58 PM 1178 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife’s picket fence is finally completed and just waiting for the morning glories and moon flowers to find their way up the arbors. The lot slopes so much that the front pickets are 39 inches and the back are 52. Trying to install the back arbor with the difference between the front and the back fence heights was a challenge since it looked off-balance. So I ended up designing a seat in the back for her to rest on between weeding and hoeing rows. The picket section behind it and the seat itself can both be removed to gain access to the garden from the back end if needed. She says the seat is her favorite feature. She will probably have potted plants, windchimes and all such nonsense hanging from or sitting on it before she’s finished. Here are the final pictures:

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa



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GMman

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 09:07 PM

Very nice Tom do you have to use wire mesh around to keep you know what away and is it natural or you have a stain on it.

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GMman

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 09:10 PM

The large round tank must be a rain water collector

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 09:20 PM

Great looking project. Looks very nice. Hope you enjoyed yourself making it.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 09:23 PM

Looks good. I hope my wife doen’t see it, she might want one.
Thanks for sharing, nice job

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Rj

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 09:25 PM

Wow Tom I bet She just loves it . I can see alot of work went into this project .

Great Job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 09:28 PM

GMman

We had to put rabbit wire around the garden before I hung the picket sections. Otherwise the rabbits would have eaten everything in there. The deer will probably eat some of the corn they can reach but do not think they will jump the fence but time will tell. The automatic flood light scares them away most of the time.

All the wood is treated lumber and we are just going to let it weather because we want the rustic look. The next project I am being told is a 12’ X 12’ potting shed. My step son does construction and they are replacing 10 windows on a sun room and I can have the old windows.

The green drum is a composter. We put our grass clippings, garden waste, coffee grounds, egg shells in it and every two weeks we get two large wheel barrows full of compost.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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pommy

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#7 posted 06-29-2009 09:37 PM

Wow Tom

that is stunning and looks like you will be getting the benifits real soon friend

as for the deer shoot them for lunch

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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spanky46

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#8 posted 06-29-2009 09:41 PM

Great job Tom! I really like homemade vegetable soup!!!!! hint hint

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 06-29-2009 09:42 PM

Really great!! Nice garden! Well done, what a pleasant place.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 09:43 PM

I cannot begin to tell you how pleased my wife is about her garden. She simply loves going out and working in her garden! When MaMa is happy, everybody is happy! I promised her a 12’ X 12’ garden shed next spring.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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pommy

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#11 posted 06-29-2009 09:51 PM

Tom
you seen my shed i built for sandy my wife just make sure your wife can get all her garden tools in it ok lol….......

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#12 posted 06-29-2009 09:51 PM

beautiful garden and I’m certain the gardener is as well…congratulations on your fence and arbors…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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againstthegrain

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#13 posted 06-29-2009 10:23 PM

Unfortunately, my wife did see it. Add it to the list!! Well done! And happy Anniversary!!!

Anchul

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#14 posted 06-29-2009 10:40 PM

Well done Tom you put me to shame we have dry stone walls around our property but I have a small fence needing replaced this will be done this year.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 06-29-2009 11:16 PM

Between our desert jack rabbits that look as big as small kangaroos and the eat anything native birds here, there isin’t much left that I can taste for ourselves. Beautifully done my friend. Very nice.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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