Fence and Gate

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Project by Blake posted 11-15-2007 03:11 AM 2525 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fence and gate I built on my grandparent’s property about two years ago. The fence was assembled from pre-fab eight-foot panels for time and cost efficiency. I modified one of the panels to create the gate. It was reinforced, cut to shape and hardware was added. I just wanted to post this to show how much nicer you can make something like this look with just a little bit of modification. It was finished with a spray-on redwood stain and sealer and is holding up fine.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 11-15-2007 03:40 AM

Nice work, Blake! Your modifications really made it look nice.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 11-15-2007 03:45 AM


Now being a salesman for a large fencing company, was something done to the back side of the lattice to make it private?

We don’t even sell that stuff anymore. Supplier was getting to junky and too expensive. We make our own now.

-- Jim, Michigan

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 11-15-2007 04:11 AM

OH Yeah Blake! Nice work. You are so right about doing something a little bit extra.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-15-2007 04:25 AM

Thanks everyone. Tater, no that’s the way it came from the big box.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 11-15-2007 04:38 AM

Good job, Blake. You can make all the difference with just some attention to detail.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-15-2007 04:58 AM

Great job Blake! I like to see a person think outside the box.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 11-15-2007 06:25 AM

Very nice Blake. Your fence is giving me some ideas for my own property!

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#8 posted 11-15-2007 10:16 AM

Blake that is one fine looking fence. Bet the grandparents really like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 11-15-2007 11:23 PM

Blake – Nice work, cleaver idea, I appreciate taking a little extra time to make things of quality!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 07:34 AM

I like the modification on the panels and the color of the stained wood. I turned out very nicely.

-- Brent -

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