My "Unique" DIY Fence

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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 it!
250+ pieces of rough cut Hemlock get delivered
Auger/Dingo Rental used for digging roughly 30 post holes
Crazy looking posts not yet set...
It's starting to look like something :)
Outside view
Inside view
Hidden gate...

The Unique Nest/Laura Leigh Designs
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  • Mddivaa1 Mddivaa1 on Apr 28, 2017
    What's that tree in the background? its beautiful

  • Jlp23163186 Jlp23163186 on May 05, 2017
    Did you stain or paint the fence to make it last?

  • Omar Carrasquilla Omar Carrasquilla on Apr 28, 2018

    I currently have a typical wired face with the metal poles. How can I create a double height horizontal pallet privacy face using the metal post?

  • Dwight Fincher Dwight Fincher on Dec 05, 2018

    Looks great! Are those 1x4 and 1x8 boards? Very modern.

  • Dwight Fincher Dwight Fincher on Dec 05, 2018

    Looks greatAre those 1x4 and 1 x8 board.


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  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 31, 2020

    We are making plans to build a shorter one in the front yard. Just bookmarked this for further info.

  • Eddy Lemus Eddy Lemus on Apr 02, 2021

    Nice fence, I just find you blog and I do the same taste of champagne with beer wallet Lol..

    can you give us a favor and share more information how to build this fence. Thanks