Fence #1: The first section is complete

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 07-26-2009 04:33 AM 1154 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought I would share what I am working on. As everyone knows my house forclosed and I ended up renting the house right next door to it. Yes, it’s very difficult to watch workers go in and out over there doing god knows what. Life goes on. Anyhow, I have an agreement to fix this place up if the rent stays down some. So one of the tasks I have is to rebuild the fence. This is the first section of fencing. I still have about 15 more sections and then a gate.
The reason I am posting this here is offer a blog on how to make this particular fence. If there is enough interest I can take you through step by step as I make the next section. Its not furniture but its woodwork, and surprisingly enough it’s actually been kind of fun.

This fence was assembled at home depot in a different fashion. The landlord and I agreed it was cheaper to purchase an assembled section and take it apart rather then purchase seperate boards. After thinking about it longer I think we were wrong. LOL. Anyhow, you can see the nail holes from where it was assembled to some 2×4’s. I took the 2×4’s off all the slats (comes in an 8’ section) and used them again for the top, middle, and bottom rails. I am using 4×4 posts as well.

Anyhow, just thought I’d share why there was visible nail holes. I believe I will try to make this look rustic and mimic the use of reclaimed lumber, even though that was not the case.

Again, if there is enough interest I will write a “how-to” blog. Let me know

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 07-26-2009 04:53 AM

nice job Keith

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-26-2009 05:29 AM

Great job! I’m sure this will make your rented place feel a little bit more like your home

-- “Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips.” John Candy, Blues Brothers

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#3 posted 07-26-2009 06:26 AM

Keith, this looks great – I’m definitely interested in a how-to about this fence!

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#4 posted 07-26-2009 03:59 PM

Very nice job!

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 01:04 PM

so was the cheaper way the more difficult way?

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#6 posted 11-07-2009 04:10 AM

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