Haven't been smoking lately. Too busy doing this......

Discussion in 'Common Vegetables' started by jdsmith, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. jdsmith

    jdsmith Smoke Blower

    I haven't had time to do any smoking lately with our 2 month old daughter, and this project I've been working on. I was getting tired of the existing garden fence and wanted something permanent and more visually pleasing




    So, for the past couple weeks, I've been slaving away on a new fence. I cut all the pickets down from 48" to 40" (all 250 of the damn things), then notched out the gothic look into them with a drill press and hole saw because when I bought them they were just pointed and thought that looked kinda bland. Then I sanded them down some, and sealed them all. It took forever, but I'm glad I took the time to do it right. Should last me for a long time. I even made the garden about 8 feet wider while I was at it. Was a little cramped for space last season. Not it is right at 30' x 40'. Luckily I only had to do 3 sides since I have chain link running along that edge of the yard.

    Can't wait to plant in a couple weeks!!!
     
  2. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    nice job on the fence, looks great, and really adds to the yard [​IMG], now enough of that, get back to the smoker, and bring on some qview [​IMG]
     
  3. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow what a diff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very nice
     
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    wow that adds a lot to your yard
     
  5. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That is a good job. [​IMG] You did water proof that wood, right? Okay......back to the smoker & qview.
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You need to smoke something to celebrate. Nice looking garden fence.
     
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! [​IMG]
     
  8. jdsmith

    jdsmith Smoke Blower

    Yeah Caveman. I used Pittsburgh Ultra toner. It is like stain, but is thinner, and goes a lot further. I don't think it would work well for old gray looking stuff, but since these pickets are brand new, it makes them look real nice. It accents the character of the wood and also adds a little color to it (I used the red cedar tone color) Since I sanded the boards, they were pretty smooth so it didn't take too much. I used just under 2 gallons on the whole thing. It is supposed to last for 3 years on decks and 5 years on fences. I got underground sprinklers, so the fence will get hit with a lot of water, so I'm guessing I won't make it the whole 5 years before I have to re-seal it.
     
  9. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    Excellent job really like the look.
     
  10. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It was an outstanding job. [​IMG]That color is amazing.
     

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