Hey, look, the neighbors just put in a shiny new cedar plank fence. You know what that means: Free materials. All you gotta do is ask the builders not to haul the old one away and….
…Presto! Instant supplies. Even a free door, pressure treated posts, and some new slats.
That means the crappy old fence can go bye-bye. Here’s what it looked like when I moved in. Can you say “firewood?”
And the lovely view from inside the yard. Ew.
Hasta la vista, baby! There’s something rather cathartic about jamming the claw of a hammer into an eyesore and ripping it’s rusty, bent nails out.
Ahhh, much better! Cordless drill, hallowed be thy name.
Had to reinforce that ancient door a little, though. Weather and bugaboos had turned the cross braces into a holey mess.
New interior, ready for landscaping.
Extra wood means some sexy shell action…er, shelf action.
Not bad for my first fence. Now, if only I could replace the damned rental house.
October 31, 2008