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The Fence (recycling Old Doors and Windows)

I would like to share the fence I made out of old doors and windows. I was unable to find a fence that I really loved plus I didn’t want it to cost me an arm & a leg. I’m not a spring chicken, so I need all my arms and legs!
The fence is located at the rear/side of my house. It seemed to take me forever but knowing I only had to do 6 (8 ft) sections, I knew I could totally finish this project. It wasn’t a project that I could put away in a closet and get it out later. Plus, being out for people to see, I realized that it had to be finished in a timely fashion.
It was like putting a puzzle together. Very little modification had to be done but there was some. I was extremely lucky at finding old doors. The first door was an original door in my house (sitting in the garage,when we moved in). My neighbor gave me a couple closet doors that he replaced in his house. Garage sales, dumpster diving, the side of the curb and a couple doors were knocked on when I saw a house being updated.
Once I had it totally built I realized it needed jazzed up. The first door had to be purple (K-State, of course). But why did I pick the other colors? Not one ended up the original shade. So that means, the other side may not match! When it needs a little tlc, I’ll have to start from scratch and make up another shade.
Enjoy! Gail
  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 13, 2013

    I absolutely love it!

  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA
    on Oct 13, 2013

    This is so different and unique. Sure beats blah and boring chain link. Ingenious.

  • Frankie Laney
    Frankie Laney Oceanside, CA
    on Oct 13, 2013

    I like this fence. It tells me that the owner would be fun to know!

  • Gail Aldridge
    Gail Aldridge Lees Summit, MO
    on Oct 13, 2013

    Well, Thanks. What a nice thing to say! I keeping telling my family that!! Again, TY

  • Cindy
    Cindy Santa Rosa, CA
    on Oct 14, 2013

    I love this SO much! I am wondering how you put it together. I have some doors and windows saved for a project but not sure how to have them erected as you did. I had thought of putting them against an existing fence but I like what you did much more. It looks wonderful.

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