Privacy Fence

Tuesday, 9 November 2010
The houses in my neighborhood are very close together and the next door neighbors (on one side) have three large dogs and an above-ground pool. We could both use some privacy.

Lowe's came out and priced a privacy fence at $1,900. Another guy said he could do it for $2,300. That's beyond my budget but I'm not one to give up. 

6ft x 8ft fence panels at Home Depot are $38 but I found seven cedar panels on Craigslist for $20 each. The guy only charged $20 for delivery so I've saved $106 so far on materials.

The big news is:  I'm going to dig the holes and set the posts myself. Then, I'll just have to get someone to help me hold the panels and screw them in. Woo-hoo.

I have a post hole digger, level, spray paint to mark the ground, tape measure, shovel, wheel barrow, cement, water, string and posts. Project Day begins first thing in the morning. Thank goodness the forecast is sunny, 75F. Perfect.

I'll let you know how it goes.

4 comments

Annie said...

Whoa, Denae. Is there anything you can NOT do? I am impressed!

Tim Fassbender said...

Do you know where the property line is? Have you found the survey monuments that mark the line? Before you put in the fence you should know these answers so in the future you won't have issues with your neighbor. Being a Land Surveyor this happens too often and very expensive to fix.

Tim F.

Denae said...

Annie - It isn't finished yet! We'll have to see...

Tim - Yes, thanks. I had the survey report when plotting the location and put it 2 feet from the property line anyway.

Jinjajam said...

The 'Secret ' has found its mark !!! you can SEE the fence up already...you are a wonder-woman.
NEVER EVER GIVE UP...YOU HAVE AN AMAZING SPIRIT love you xxxxx