Kids House

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Project by ca8920 posted 06-30-2015 02:58 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and son in law have recently moved into a flipped house in the Talmadge community of San Diego. My wife and I spent the weekend helping the kids with some new fencing and some gates. The house they bought was built was built in 1941 and over the years has had several additions added. Somewhere along the line a sliding wrought iron fence was installed across the driveway and somewhere along the line a room addition was built next to the driveway, but due to a room addition the wrought iron fence no longer opened all the way, making it impossible to drive down the driveway to get to the garage. Someone’s brilliant idea?????

So for this project we removed the old wrought iron fence and used the existing gate guides to hang the new fence hardware. Some grinding with a cut off wheel and we had some usable gate posts. The gates were all built with the simple to use Adjust A Gate gate framing kits available at Home Depot. I’ve used these several times in the past and they are simple and easy to use. After frame assembly, it was a simple matter to hang the cedar boards to the 2X4 cross members we used to assemble the gate frame.

The short patio fence and gate were a bit trickier. We had a patio support post to start with but had to sink and cement in two additional fence posts then drill into the cement and anchor a forth post for the gate. After the posts were all set, we built the gate using another Adjust A Gate kit, then cut the cedar boards down from 5’ to 4’ for the patio fence and gate.

A plus to this whole project, the old wrought iron sliding gate will not go to the dump. We moved it to the back yard and it will now be a trellis next to the garage for climbing plants.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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#1 posted 06-30-2015 03:43 PM

These are all very attractive. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-30-2015 03:47 PM

Looks good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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