Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Courtyard Fence Sneak Peek


I've been MIA, but for good reason. We have been building a fence to make a courtyard out of a recessed patio. We still have to add the beams that attach to the house, and then stain, but the hard part it done. Hubby set the posts and I built the panels.

I did the top part of the gate with my scroll saw - finished it yesterday.



I wanted to be able to see out the gate but I didn't want it so open that anyone driving down the street could see in, so I made a small design in each slat on the top.



We attached one panel with bolt latches so we can take it out to move large things in and out.



15 comments:

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Looks wonderful, Marti. Especially the cutouts!

Cheyenne said...

Very nice. I wish I were as handy as you are when it comes to doing things like that around the homestead.

A Pretty Pastime said...

Wow! Those cut outs are impressive! So is the fence-I can't wait to see he courtyard!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Way to go!!! I love those cutouts. You both did a fantastic job and I know you'll enjoy this space.

FlowerLady

Marti said...

Thanks! The cutouts were fun but made me wish I had a better scroll saw.

Marti said...

They say that desperation is the mother of invention, and I say insolvency is the mother of diy. So I learned. lol

Marti said...

Thank you. I'm anxious to start on the courtyard too. It's a pretty barren view out my window right now. But that will have to wait until the next warm spell.

make.share.give said...

Beautiful! I love the birdy cutouts!

Nancy said...

Excellent! I like the cut outs and the option of a bigger opening to allow for easy access.

Martha said...

Wow!!! Love your fence and cut outs!!! Awesome artwork!!! Can't wait to see it all done! You amaze me!!

Johnnyfive Collectables said...

Nice scroll saw work and the bolt latches are a great idea! Very nice!

Marti said...

Thank you! I hope the panel with the bolt latches works the way we want. We did put feet on it so it doesn't put any strain on the latches, but it still has to be lifted or pulled to move it.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

beautiful and just love those cutouts!! what a great idea and so pretty!!

Kate said...

Wow! Beautiful fencing, love the cut outs.

libbyquilter said...

i LOVE what you've done with the cut-outs~!!!
and that bolted panel idea is a really good one.

this is beautiful~! it must feel good to be setting up for some relaxing in the upcoming warmer months. after all of your hard work it will be well deserved.

thank you for stopping by my blog. it was good to see your friendly comment.

:-)
libbyQ