Gate Fence for my Jack Russells

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Project by steliart posted 04-14-2012 02:14 PM 1547 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gate Fence for my Jack Russells

Recently we moved to a new house with a nice back yard, but with easy access for my two dogs to run out into the street. So the first project was to build a gate fence in front of the drive way to prevent them from running away.

Jack Russells are not tall dogs so the high of the fence is about 90cm (3 feet) from the ground. The fence is split in two parts 2m (79”) long each and one part opens as a gate.

Made out of pine wood and coated with a undercoat all weather sealer and two coats of brown tinted varnish.
The vertical pieces are 10cm (4”) apart so my dogs have a nice view outside when the cars are not parked in front of it.

Two long gate hinges and a 3” caster allows the gate to open smoothly pivoting on two 2×4 lumber stock, and a sliding lock keeps it safe from opening.

Both parts of the fence are elevated to prevent the wood from soaking in water.

Jennifer & Esther are two happy dogs now :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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Erik van Baarle

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 04:52 PM

Nice fence and such cute dogs
I saw your new space too.
Its really big
You will have plenty of room
Have fun my friend

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 05:15 PM

Nice fence and I like the shape of the Alpha in the background too!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 09:09 PM

Nice job. Those dogs are going to figure out the latch or stand on each others back, you wait.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 06:28 AM

my neighbor has JR’S, we have 5’ fence, they can look me in face, with no effort at all.

your pair appear to be older?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#5 posted 04-15-2012 07:11 AM

Thanks guys.
My dogs are 5.5 and 3.5 yo., and yes, they do jump high. That height was tested in my older house for 2 years and it was sufficient for them, anyway so far so good lol.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#6 posted 04-15-2012 01:59 PM

Great idea. Now I ‘ll have to build one for my dachsies, Thelma and Louise.

-- Jim, Maryland

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#7 posted 04-18-2012 03:05 AM

Ah yes.. I know that requirement all too well. I’ve been contemplating getting another JR too but we’ll see. Yours look very happy together.

Great looking pups and fence

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