Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Well, the fence is finished all but one small space between the fence post and the gate post. We can do that in a few minutes. HOWEVER, the gates are another story. We found these beautiful gates, but in reality they are.not.working! We have spent three days working on them and we still don't have a completed frame, so we are now working on plan two.

Hubby is on his way to Home Depot to buy more materials and hopefully by the end of the week we will have plan two complete. This is really my fault since I wanted the gate with all the spindles. We just can't attach the hinges to all those spindles, so we are going to use the wide boards that match the fence.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Will we ever finish this project?

The fence is progressing, slowly, very slowly, but it's coming along. We are in the process of "designing" our gate. We are gazing at a photo I took of a gate on the DVD of "Story of a Patriot" about Colonial Williamsburg, trying to decide the dimensions of the lumber we need to construct said gate.
Yesterday we put up all but one small section of wire and the boards to cover the seams of the horizontal rails at the vertical posts. We only have one small section of wire to put up, then the gates.
We are trying desperately to beat the cold weather, because we are painting all the lumber before it is put up, that way all surfaces are covered and I only have to do touch up painting to cover hammer marks. We are ready to do something FUN!
I must admit we have had wonderful weather to work, mostly in the mid 60's to low 70's. I can't imagine how we would have done this in July or August or without the help of our nephew, Addison. It was good spending time with him and enjoying the nice weather. There is a silver lining to this project.