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Horizontal Wood Fence

We never intended to tackle our fence so soon. It’s something that we talked about and thought that we would get to it eventually. But when Derek’s dad offered to come up to give a helping hand, it put things into motion. After doing a bunch of research on Pinterest, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the look of a horizontal fence. I tried to talk myself out of it – but in the end, you know who won out.

Here’s a lovely photo of our old chain link fence. The posts were leaning and the gates needed to be repaired. All in all, it just needed to go.

Knowing that the posts are the worst parts of fencing. Our original idea was to keep the existing posts and just wrap them with wood, to make wood posts. As it turned out, our metal posts are exactly 2″ in diameter, which technically smaller than current posts and the brackets we bought to wrap it didn’t fit. They were too big.

And back to the drawing board. We YouTubed the easiest way to remove metals posts. Using the truck wasn’t one of them.

We worked in sections removing the posts and then installing new posts.

We had to put up the fence between our house and our neighbors first, because we both have dogs, putting up the full fence in two days.


Unfortunately, Derek’s parents could only stay for a few days. We finished about half of the fence with those guys around! Without them, we probably would be still working on the fence.

We decided to use hog-wire (animal fencing) for the view to the garage drive-way. We wanted to make sure we could still see the cars from our house.

And finally, the finished fence!


  1. Anmaie O'LEARY

    May 9, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Awesome Job
    Lots of hard work iam sure!
    Congratulations job well.done.
    So proud of u two!

  2. Anmarie

    May 9, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    special Thanks to your Dad & Debbie O’Leary for coming out to help you two get started with the fence.

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