There is nothing quite like an unplanned project.
Because no planning appears to work best in these parts!
So thanks to my lack of due diligence, I’m taking you waaaay back to the garden shed and fence project that was started last summer.
As a refresher…
Here’s Part 1 where we first cleaned up.
Welcome back to the boneyard. The very special part of ones yard that no one dares to share. EVER.
And then there’s me…
This post was hard on quite a few of you… and me, because we remember what my back yard USE to look like when I went all out.
However, I let it go because I couldn’t keep up, so it was time to start fresh again.
And here’s Part 3, once the grass started to fill in.
If you scroll up to the part 1 picture, you’ll note the original fence was leaning heavily. Well, all that great wood was saved over winter, then spur of the moment, I decided to pressure wash it over the weekend.
With the clean wood scattered all over the lawn, I had a choice. I could either stack it to dry and move on to pressure wash the front of the house…
Or just put that wood up on that fence, wet and all and gitter done!
So rather than overthink it, I just did it.
I built the fence.
How I built a rustic reclaimed wood garden fence
What I used
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How I did it
- Each board was first pressure washed both sides.
- Random planks were centered over two frame boards, then using a construction level along the top, screwed on.
- Every other section was covered first.
- The missing sections were built with random boards placed into position, capable of reaching the other boards to their left and right, then screwed into place.
After chatting to Hank about all the possible ways to install it, I hit the easy button and decided to make the fence wear a super rustic take.
Truth be told, my miter saw is STILL broken. (well, no kidding, I mean they only break once) What I meant to say was, I haven’t yet replaced it. Just hanging tough for a good deal.
And since I didn’t feel like getting all fancy with the jigsaw over every single board, I came up with a super easy plan.
I planned to install every other section as you see above…
Then cover the middle section, with boards overlapping on both ends.
With each board, I set the construction level along the top, then screwed the planks into place along the main frame.
And since my hair brained scheme appeared to be working…
… I kept going until it was a done deal!
“So, what did you do today?”
“Oh, nothing. Drank coffee. Built a fence. You know… the usual.”
Well, this was a HUGE deal around here thankyouverymuch!
I’m pretty stoked this actually (finally) transpired.
Next up with the fence, Hank plans to cap the fence on both our sides with a little roof like top finish. Hard to explain… I’ll show you when it’s complete.
Next up for me? Well, I have that little shed to play with and do something fun along that fence!
I love this picture.
Because it makes this one look SO much better, even though this area is far from complete!
And then I just had to play a tiny little bit… hmmm…. what to do, what to do…
Below is a super short just over 1 minute video from my Insta Stories that perhaps better explains my fence theory…
Some days, I get super annoyed when I don’t plan things.
However in this case, I’m glad I didn’t!
You can read the entire shed / fence series HERE