Finishing up fence made from paneled doors

Finishing up fence made from paneled doors

There is something so special about finishing a home-improvement project that's eaten up a month of weekends.

All our painting and digging and measuring and leveling paid off this weekend - we now have a complete fence made of paneled doors in our backyard.

It really brightens the yard up, and I can't wait to extend my vegetable garden in front of it next year to take advantage of the white paint's reflective qualities.

Funny - last week, we put in two solid days of labor with two neighbors, but it didn't look as fence-like as I was hoping. Saturday, we took a couple of hours to trim off the long fence posts, screw in the final five doors and touch up the paint. And suddenly, it appeared. Holy cow. Fence.

We didn't take long to enjoy our work - we were too busy starting a new project, this one for the inside of our house. I'll tell you all about that tomorrow. Thank goodness the weather Saturday was nice.

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prairiegourmet wrote on November 07, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The fence looks great! In our town, you wouldn't be able to install a solid fence like that.  Zoning here requires a fence with air flow. Glad you don't have that problem in the big city where privacy and dog containment are more crucial. Good job.

Meg Dickinson wrote on November 07, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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Thanks! And wow, I didn't know that. Huh, air flow. My mom warned me that fences can make neighbors crazy mad at each other, but ours were a great help on this one.