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Project by Duane Kohles posted 07-30-2007 02:53 PM 8412 views 18 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first fence I have ever made from scratch. Everything really came together quite well. The entire project is cedar. All the fastening hardware is stainless steel, as steel fasteners will discolor and streak the cedar. The posts are 6” square; heavy but really anchor the panels physically and visually. The customer is an architect and came up with the original plan, I just helped make some minor modifications and suggestions from the veiwpoint of the builder and wood guy. There are over 30 panels total. I made a jig/table for constructing the 8’ panels. I made and installed all the 8’ panels first, then came back and made all the shorter panels and gates to “fill in the spaces”.

-- Duane Kohles





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oscorner

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#1 posted 07-30-2007 03:50 PM

Very nice!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#2 posted 07-30-2007 04:00 PM

Awesome fence. Just helped my son with a cedar fence project (shadow box-6’)....It a good job but not this nice! I’m sorta glad he didn’t see this before we started!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 07-30-2007 04:20 PM

it’s beautiful
I love the solid bottom and and “viewing” area at the top.
(and I didn’t know about the stainless steel. Thanks)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 07-30-2007 06:44 PM

Great Job. I like creative fences!

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RobS

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#5 posted 07-30-2007 07:28 PM

That’s not a fence, it’s a decorative border! Great job!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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HickoryHill

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#6 posted 07-30-2007 09:32 PM

Nice looking fence, even if it is stepped. LOL (sorry, just a personal preference)

Yeah, I work for a fence company (among other things they do) and that is one thing I wish we’d switch too is stainless steel nails, instead of the hot dipped galvanized. When I do custom sections like this, I automatically throw in the cost of stainless steel fasteners.

-- Jim, Michigan

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 07-31-2007 06:53 AM

Very nice fence. I like the design and craftsmanship.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Mark A. DeCou

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#8 posted 07-31-2007 06:09 PM

a beautiful as your indoor woodworking. Another great project Duane.

How is the new Multirouter working for you?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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mot

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#9 posted 07-31-2007 06:22 PM

Now that’s a fence! I had never considered a shop built fence. I’m in need of about 120’ of fencing. I’m not sure I’m up to the task. Great job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 07-31-2007 09:00 PM

A beautiful piece of work, that’s going to last many years.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Fireball

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#11 posted 08-01-2007 03:38 AM

Duane, awesome work!

Can you give us an estimate of the time required to complete something like this? Also how about a ballpark of price if we did the labor ourselves?

I have been contemplating replacing the chain link fence in our backyard since we’ve moved in, but can’t justify the $12/ft cost that companies have quoted to but a boring typical fence back there. Your photos are inspiring!

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Duane Kohles

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#12 posted 08-01-2007 08:07 PM

The jig is the key to this project. I just built a 2×4 frame and sheeted one side with plywood. I then laid it on sawhorses and laid out the panel frame and used stop blocks to locate everything. If I remember correctly, I was making an entire panel in an hour (if all the components were precut and ready). To minimize set ups and change overs, I precut all the pieces I would need to complete 5-7 panels.

To save costs on materials, I used precut 1×6 dog ear fence pickets for the upper and lower vertical slats. As they are only 7/16” thick and mass produced they are much cheaper than a true 1×6 board. This holds true for the cedar and as pressure treated pine.

-- Duane Kohles

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schroeder

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#13 posted 08-01-2007 10:56 PM

Beautiful! It’s always a pleasure to see someone take such pride in thier workmanship! truly a piece of functional art! – Great job!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#14 posted 08-27-2007 02:40 PM

Fantastic!

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FenceWorkshop

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#15 posted 11-10-2009 11:52 PM

It does not matter if that is the first fence you have built or the hundredth, it is beautiful! Looks like a professional job. Great work!

-- Brent - http://www.fenceworkshop.com http://fenceworkshop.com/atlanta-ga/ http://fenceworkshop.com/raleigh-nc/ http://fenceworkshop.com/wood-privacy-fencing/

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