Raised Garden Fencing #3: All built, 4 Footers Stained

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Blog entry by BlankMan posted 06-04-2010 03:26 AM 4731 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: 8 Done, 4 To Go Part 3 of Raised Garden Fencing series Part 4: 10 Footers Stained »

Well all the frames are built, eight 2’ x 10’ and four 2’ x 4’. Next step is to stain them all and add the chicken wire fencing.

All twelve glued up

Here are the four smaller ones stained using a all weather neutral/natural stain. It sure did bring out the red tones in the Western Cedar. I do like how that looks.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 05:28 AM

looks awesome. would love to see this thing installed in it’s final location.

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 05:37 AM

Curt, what are you fencing out with these?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 05:39 AM

Itsall comming together good work Curt


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#4 posted 06-04-2010 03:22 PM

They’re going around two raised gardens I have each 4’ x 20’ where I grow vegetables, to keep mainly the rabbits out. Those little varmints will mow down kohlrabi, broccoli, and cauliflower first then move on to green beans and what ever else, take them right down to the ground. And we have a lot of rabbits around.

If all goes well weather wise, it’s raining right now and at the moment forecast says some amount of rain through Sunday, I’m hoping to have them all stained and installed this weekend. So I’ll get some pictures up then. And I’m staining them outdoors cuz I can slop it on thick and not worry about the mess.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#5 posted 06-07-2010 09:27 PM

I’m working on a similar fence but I’m using dog-eared western cedar fence boards because they were cheap. Your fence looks a lot nicer.

How are you going to install the fences?

I want to be able to take the whole fence down to work in the garden then just put it back up. Still trying to figure out a quick cheap system. I’m thinking about using bungee toggle ball ties to tie the four pieces together. Maybe but a block in the corners with a hole drilled through it to tie the toggles to.

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#6 posted 06-09-2010 02:38 AM

bcp, that was an issue, cheap and easy to put on and take off. I thought of eyelets hooked to bungee chords and all kinds of other ways too, spent a lot of time looking at the hardware stores. What I settled on is metal tangs mounted on the inside bottom that catch on the 2x of the raised garden that these will be resting on then hook and eyelet like the old screen door locks at the top on both ends. Undo the hooks and lift them off. Might be hard to picture, when I get them installed there will be pictures. Not that cheap though when I had to buy all that hardware for 12 panels, but still one of the cheapest ways. Got side tracked the last few days preparing an area with a raised stand for an 80 gallon rock (rain barrel) that arrived last week. And putting a rain gutter on my neighbors garage to collect the water to fill it. So getting back to this and finishing it may probably be a week out yet, just not enough time…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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