My "Unique" DIY Fence

$1000.00
4 Days
Medium

This summer I had one major home improvement goal- to install a fence! Between the dog sneaking out and the kids running too close to the road, I could not wait to get my fence installed. As with most of my home projects, I have big dreams and limited funds. My mother would tell me that "I have champagne taste with a beer wallet". Although this may be true, I'm going to keep on reaching for that champagne :)
I knew that the only way I was going to get the fence I wanted was to design it myself, purchase the lumber and enlist my super-handy brother Anthony, father-in-law Brian, and always willing husband Carmen to do the grunt work. We had roughly $1,000 budget and needed to fence in about 1/4 acre side yard. In addition, my fence HAD to be "unique" and pack a design punch.
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The end result...love it!
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250+ pieces of rough cut Hemlock get delivered
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Auger/Dingo Rental used for digging roughly 30 post holes
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Crazy looking posts not yet set...
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It's starting to look like something :)
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Outside view
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Inside view
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Hidden gate...

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  • Lesley Shurlock
    on May 4, 2017

    It's a dream of a fence! How do you fancy Building one for me?
  • William Ramos
    on May 22, 2018

    A great idea! it was a very simple but elegant to see. Thank you for the tips you shared, it is helpful.

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