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.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Hwy Dept work is behind you; post holes dug and posts set; lumber painted; most rails and wire installed. You've made progress. I think designing the gate would be the fun part. I can't wait to see the results. I know it will be a professional installation. You're almost there - hang on.

Steph Fox said...

Wow, the fence is looking fantastic you two. Heard lots about it but to see it now, is even better. Keep at it you two craftsmen/woman. You've done well with the weather too as you said. We want a final photo including the gate too please.