|Project by Napaman||posted 07-03-2007 05:36 PM||5250 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Well…this is really “woodworking” persay…but I was working with wood for 3 days to complete it…and there were some real “victories” for me in the process. As a “newbie” I had never put up a fence. This was a process that started 3 months ago for us, which is why I built the gate in April…and now we completed the rest of the fence.
Our gracious neighbors were willing to hold off on building the rest of the fence so that we could finish school (teachers) and moreimportantly we have begun a major back yard landscaping by ripping everything out. We wanted to hold off on the fence so we could bring a tractor into the back yard through our neighbors driveway…well…we finally got the tractor driver and then he could not get through that way anyways and I had to rip down the gate on the other side of the house anyways.
Ok…so to the fence—-victories: 1) I got to work with someone who had made many fences and I asked him to teach me each step—-he was great… 2) First time I had dug proper post holes. 3) first time mixing cement. 4) first time using my 4 foot level (yay I had that tool) to make sure posts were lined up. 5) Framing the fence was great learning and then boarding the fence.
6) biggest victory is that I feel super confident that I can build another fence and just yesterday the owner on the other side looked interested in me doing part of that fence after he saw what we built.
Ok…now with the backyard demo (we took down two building structures before the tractor came), the tractor ripped out all the dead grass and 4 huge tree roots and the fence done…it is time for some wood working!
**Notice in the 3rd picture the color difference—-the color on the left is from the section we did 3 months ago…so it has aged to a beautiful golden color—-we will now preserve it…(anysuggestions???) and then the new section is pink in color but that will change…
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007