Garden Fence and Arbors

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Project by ND2ELK posted 1885 days ago 6932 views 4 times favorited 23 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.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 1885 days ago

Chicken coup next then Tom lol…........


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

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#2 posted 1885 days ago

Looks great, I should have done this, I have 4-4’x6’ raised beds and a 3’x16’ raised bed, I had mulched the path between it all and my jack russel with 3 legs tried to excavate thru two layers of fabric under the mulch and 6” of mulch to dig a hole in several places about 10” deep. I put in an electric fence about 7” off the ground to keep her out. But this was after the destruction, good thing my wife likes the dog so much.

I also like your composter, like pommy said next the chickens and guineas.

-- “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

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#3 posted 1885 days ago

Very nice work Tom , it looks great !!!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 1885 days ago

Tom: it looks great.

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

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#5 posted 1885 days ago

Good job Tom, looks great, and I’m sure the lady is pleased.

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#6 posted 1885 days ago

Nice job Tom.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1885 days ago

This is very nice!

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#8 posted 1885 days ago

Wow…What a garden…. Great job… You’ve got to add some updates from time to time….


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#9 posted 1884 days ago

Are you leading us down the garden path? Super job

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1884 days ago

This has to be the best looking garden fence I`v ever seen. very good job.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#11 posted 1884 days ago

Simply wonderful and wonderfully simple….Great job.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 1884 days ago

Hey Tom,
Now that really turned out a nice job…....your Lady would be very happy…....well done.

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#13 posted 1884 days ago

very nice job!. simple ,clean. that’s the trick. a very lucky lady enjoy,shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#14 posted 1883 days ago

Hey this is a great outdoor project. I have been thinking of doing something like this around my garden too. Do you have problems getting the tiller and other equipment in? roz

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#15 posted 1883 days ago

Hi Roz

The arbors are 44” wide and I do not see a problem getting the tillers in. We have is a 17” rear tine tiller and a small Stihl tiller. If a person wanted to use a small garden tractor tiller they might want the arbors to be wider. Thanks for asking!


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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