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Project by mtnwild posted 02-12-2021 05:10 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d show the front yard projects I’ve done over time. The fence came from watching a show called “Redwood Kings”. A very interesting program. Some very talented wood workers. The cabin maker showed how to wiggle a 4×4. I loved it and kind of went over board with it and created this fence. The bench I made years ago when I found my wood source, saw mill scraps from a mill near my house. They don’t throw away as much as they used to, but until they stopped I harvested quite a bit of very nice wood pieces. Where most my project pieces came from. Had a neighbor that thought it would never last. It has lasted over twenty years so far and shows no sign of wear and tear. My old roll up door on the garage did wear out, so I made this swinging style door instead.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#1 posted 02-12-2021 05:44 PM

“The cabin maker showed how to wiggle a 4×4.”

Okay, now you have me curious. How do you “wiggle” a 4×4?

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#2 posted 02-12-2021 05:45 PM

Very interesting design. I like it but my neighbors wouldn’t. Thanks for sharing!

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#3 posted 02-12-2021 06:42 PM

I should have said in my description. You take any square stock. 1×1,2×2, in this case, 4×4. It needs to be straight, no warps. the outside corners will be the middle of the 4×4 after the cut. You need a band saw to rip in a wavy motion the length of the 4×4. Then flip 90%, and wavy cut that length. Now you have four wavy lengths. Turn the outside straight edges to the inside, and there you have a wavy 4×4. You have to nail it all together, or glue it. If you cut a small angle cut on the outside corners of the 4×4 before the wavy cut, then when you are through you will have a hollow core for wires or such. Have fun playing with that. I sure did. I’ve used it a few times for upright supports on overhangs, eves. and such.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 02-19-2021 12:56 PM

Looks like a really cozy home you have, a warm welcome.
My daughter and I once had a sun on our gate, it was her wish, so i made her one, it brings back good memories.
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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