|Project by Joseph Garcia||posted 09-17-2016 10:27 AM||1717 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I started by measuring the limitations of the fence line.
Talked with the home owner to see how far from the drive way the fence was to be placed.
Took detailed notes and and made a quick sketch to work on it later at home.
Once I drew the fence to scale, I was able to figure out how many wooden pickets or planks to buy.
They happen to be on sale at Home Depot for only $1.50 each.
50 wooden pickets or planks (Any that were left over can be returned for refund)
12 – 4’ wooden stakes 1/2” x 2”
10 – Sets of L-brackets – 2 per pack
8 – 8’ pressure treated 2×4s
4 bags of Ready Mix concrete. One for each pole.
2 – 8’ pressure treated poles
1 – 5 pound box of 2” wood screws
1 – Line level string
1 – Line level
1 – chalk line
Dug 4 – 18” holes, cutting through huge tree roots from nearby trees.
The holes had to be wide enough to have some room to bring them all exactly 6” from the driveway.
Placed 2 level lines on wooden stakes beyond the fence line to line up the poles.
For the upper and lower part of the poles to be lined up with.
Placed the poles into the holes.
Brought the poles to the fence lines or level lines.
Hammered in 2 – 4’ wooden stakes on two sides of each pole to get them level to hold in place.
Poured the concrete in the holes.
Checked on the alignment.
Let the concrete solidify for at least 4 hours so I left and returned the next day.
Added the pressure treated 2×4s in between the poles.
Secured them by using L-brackets.
Positioned two more line levels. One for the tops of the wood pickets/planks. Another for the bottoms.
The tops were level.
The bottoms were 4 inches from the ground.
Sloped at a 4 degree tilt in grade level following the slope of the driveway.
I cut the pieces to touch the ground.
I also placed them 4 inches apart from each other as requested by the home owner.
I did the same thing on the other side so that they were overlapped.
I ended up using about 46 pieces since the they came in 6’ lengths.
The first 10 were 36 inches or less, then after that I could only get one from each piece.
I also used a level once I screwed in the first screw to make sure each one was perfect vertical to the center of the earth hahahaaa . . .
A few mistakes were made along the way, but we dealt with them as they were discovered.
Snapped a chalk line 4 inches from the ground.
Cut the bottoms off.
Added the two side pieces.
Took photos of my work.
-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer