Thursday, July 29, 2010

The finished fence

The fence is done!  And it only took two days.  Take a look:

Right now the fence is a beautiful reddish color, but the cedar wood will fade to gray over time.
The front and sides are 5 feet, and it tapers down to 3 feet in the back. 

I went with 3 feet in the back so the gorgeous view of the prairie wouldn't be blocked.  There is a gate back there for mower access.

Above, the crew is working on the large double gate.  They hung it as a single panel, and then cut out the opening and installed the hardware.  As a result, the gate sides are a perfect fit.
I just love the new fence!  What do you think?


Tom said...

It's beautiful! I don't know if it was an ulcer inducing decision or not, it turned out great.

I love that you left the back fence at 3' so that the prairie is still visible.

Chicagolandia said...

That looks perfect!

frugalsuz said...

It looks great!

Anonymous said...

Funny- I thought the same thing as Tom about the 3' fence in the back- super idea! L