Wood Garden Fence

I made this wood fence for one of my daughter’s gardens. It’s made of pressure treated wood, and painted with Latex paint. I made a jig to assemble the 8 foot long sections quickly. Thta part is very fast; the slow part is cutting the strips form a 2 X 4. Afterward, I found a company that sells them for 99c each. A good 2 X 4 is about $5, and it would take 7 of these strips to make an 8 foot long section. If you cut them yourself, you will have a board remaining, which is good for making stakes. The ones I made are painted black in the picture. They’re cut with a single cut/bevel, which is a mistake; as the stake travels when you drive it with a hammer.

Also, it would probably be good to draw out a big circle, if that’s the shape you want to make. I merely started at one end, and laid it out as I went. I had to go back and make a lot of adjustments.

Considering how long it takes to rip them yourself, that’s a bargain. here’s a LINK to the company, but I haven’t tried them yet. I used Gorilla Glue’s wood glue, not the regular formula. I also drove a nail at every joint, with a nail gun. If you drive them at an angle. it works much better. The fence pieces are 15.5 inches tall.

The first picture is of the plot. It always looks great when all her flowers bloom; I hope the fence will make it all look better.the next picture is the fence as you face the neighbor’s barn.Here it is as you face the house.Here’s the jig I made to speed up assembly time. It works really well. I’m not sure if it will work with the slats from the supplier.