It's a basic fence using pressure treated 2x4x4s for posts, pressure treated 1x2x8s for the rail, and 1" chicken wire ( ' = foot and " = inch). Mountain Man made a pointed end on each post, dug a 12" hole, secured the post into the hole with clay soil and rocks, then screwed a rail to the top and bottom of each post. This went around the entire garden except for where the rustic gate is.
trees we felled recently, and putting that all around the edge of the garden and between the rows to prevent further weeds from growing.
Once the fence was all the way around the garden, it was time to build the rustic gate. Mountain Man used Locust logs (Locust is a very hard wood), securing those posts 20" into the ground.
The handle is a piece of rhododendron, attached with two nails...
The primitive latch is made from 3 pieces of scrap wood, 1 for the "hook" so to speak, and 2 pieces for the "holder", one to create space between the post and the holder which also provides a place to stop the hook from opening downwards, and the other for the holder itself.
The sign was made by our good friend and neighbor Ron...he will be so pleased (and surprised, he didn't know we were going to hang it here) to see it welcoming everyone into our garden.
And this is the finished fence (well, almost finished, a few more details to complete it but overall, the garden fence with rustic gate project is complete)...
...and the view from the NW.
All of this is completed in the nick of time, because we have our very first sprouts peaking through the soil...radishes!
If you have any questions about building your own garden fence or rustic gate, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email at liseslogcabinlife at gmail.com.
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