THIS FENCE WILL MAKE YOU STALL!

December 10th, 2012 in member junk     
artteachergirl artteachergirl, member
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Main gate created using a screen door from a 100 plus year old house. I posted pictures of the french doors, shutters, screens and cabinets I got for free here. Ive sold lots of the shutters and still have to clean the cabinet and other pieces. But this screen made a fine gate. Now, to paint or not to  paint the gate?
This is the other side of the screen door gate...love the rusty peace sign!
Looking closely you can see the numbers burned into the  wood of the stalls. We found a board with our house number on it and it is placed near the main gate.
We are hanging birdhouses here and there along the fence. Im thinking that eventually some of my favorite rusty junk will also be hanging on the fence.
Back corner...bit blurred but the pattern of the fence shows fairly well.
Main gate created using a screen door from a 100 plus year old house. I posted pictures of the french doors, shutters, screens and cabinets I got for free here. Ive sold lots of the shutters and still have to clean the cabinet and other pieces. But this screen made a fine gate. Now, to paint or not to  paint the gate?

Main gate created using a screen door from a 100 plus year old house. I posted pictures of the french doors, shutters, screens and cabinets I got for free here. I've sold lots of the shutters and still have to clean the cabinet and other pieces. But this screen made a fine gate. Now, to paint or not to  paint the gate?

Photo: Photo by artteachergirl...More Powerful Beyond Measure

I have two vicious Yorkies. They love to get away and hide in the woods that surround my house. To solve that problem we needed a fence, but the size fence we needed was way out of our price range.

Fortunately, we learned of some horse stalls being torn down, and if we would cart off the lumber we could have the wood from those stalls for free. We loaded and carried wood for months. The wood was all different lengths and had the numbers of the stalls burned into it. We decided not to even up the wood but to create an up and down pattern in the fence. Some people don't understand that and we are asked all the time when are we going to even up the top? We are not going to even it up, we like the feel of the fence. Haven't added up our complete total for the fence, but for gate parts, post and other wood pieces we are thinking somewhere around $350, maybe a little less. We found a nail gun with to full boxes of nails at a yard sale for $ 60, that made the work go faster.  My husband built the fence, working off and on for three months or so. Our yard is an acre and the fence does not go the whole acre, but it covers a good deal of our yard. We are happy with our different fence, and the Yorkies are learning to love being contained. There are some places where the pattern is off, and maybe the fence is not as level as it should be, but it all seems to work.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Vicki Yawn Andrews artteachergirl
posted in: member junk, cottage, wood, artwork, eclectic, funky, country, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, brown

Comments (8)

lefthandgirl writes: I agree with the natural look. You can always paint it later if you decide. I like the uneven top too. Posted: 12:52 pm on December 17th
gadgetsponge writes: Way to recycle that wood! It looks great! Don't change that fence top like you said. It's got a great look. Posted: 5:40 pm on December 13th
CottageElements writes: I agree with Laurel and retiredbp2. Let nature take it's course and see how you like it. What an awesome deal and you and your husband did a fabulous job! I'm sure your puppies are in pure heaven, and you have piece of mind knowing they can't wonder off!

Lani Posted: 11:12 am on December 12th
StrangeCargo writes: Vicki, your Yorkies never had it so good! A beautiful job and a great re-purpose.... Thanks.

Ken Posted: 2:12 pm on December 11th
StrangeCargo writes: Vicki, your Yorkies never had it so good! A beautiful job and a great re-purpose.... Thanks.

Ken Posted: 2:12 pm on December 11th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great Vicki!! I agree...I would let it "weather" a while and see what you think :) Posted: 5:33 am on December 11th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Whenever you're not sure of whether to paint or not, I say go au naturel...leave it to mother nature for a year. I'm sure the viscious yorkies won't mind. LOL! ~Msry~ Posted: 7:42 pm on December 10th
JunkArchitect writes: It looks fantastic and what a great find!

Jim

Posted: 7:14 pm on December 10th
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