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firewood/privacy fence for front patio

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by RedOctober, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. RedOctober

    RedOctober Member

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    After the fence contractor gave some insane number I decided to move my April green wood to some self made treated/joist work, and save a ton. Now I have the Patio privacy I want as well as forced collection of wood early in the season.

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  2. Elfin

    Elfin New Member

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    I love it! We did a similar thing to give our hot tub more privacy... not as fancy as what you did, though!
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I like it, great job. The patio is really nice too.
  4. RedOctober

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    Ill just say this.... It is as easy as it gets.... for about 150 bucks (plus my splits) i was able to cover what the contractor wanted 1600 to do...so there you go. And, the wife thought i was crazy till she saw final product, now I have her confidence (for now) lol.
  5. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    I like it, but my wife would shoot me if I did something like that.
  6. bluefrier

    bluefrier Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Red, remember you are gonna have to burn that fence once it's seasoned. Nice looking though.
  7. Catskill

    Catskill New Member

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    That looks VERY nice!
  8. jbroich

    jbroich New Member

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    Hey, it's a work of art that expresses something about its creator!
    (The fence will disappear during the winter, but then he can "restock" it in the spring with new wood just in time to enjoy privacy on the patio, again.)
  9. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Very nice job Red.
  10. Flame

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    That's my dream fence Red ! I half jokingly expressed something like that to my wife in the past. I just showed her your work of art and she loved it ! I'm in !! :)
  11. Randyb

    Randyb New Member

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    Showed the wife, she loves it, wants one around the hot tub area now. She also said if you put a fire pit in the middle of the patio it could help dry the stacks out. Very nice work.
  12. Cluttermagnet

    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    Beautiful and creative, yet- good job!
  13. RedRanger

    RedRanger New Member

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    I love being surrounded by firewood. Even makes me lose my inclinations to entrench. :smirk:
  14. budman

    budman Minister of Fire

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    Just don't paint that fence! :lol:
  15. timm525

    timm525 New Member

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    Great job!

    I'm working on a similar fence for my back yard.

    What are you using for your racks. Dimensions and lumber used?

    I've built mine out of PT 2x4s and have made mine 4' high, 8' long, and 18'' deep which is supposed to = a face cord? Correct?
  16. RedOctober

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    The support structure (posts) are all 4X4 each 6ft high (except one that I left 8ft high)

    The length of the structure are all 2X6 each 8ft long

    The width (the portion conecting the 2 (two) 4X4 are 2X4's) each 14 inches long.

    I hope that answers your question.
  17. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    My wife said if I ever put up a nice wall like that she wouldn't want it taken apart to burn.
  18. johnnywarm

    johnnywarm Minister of Fire

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    sweet very low maintenance.i do believe how you have it, it will season very fast.
  19. RedOctober

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    I thought I'd clear up an apparent misunderstanding, I cannot burn the structure after the season (it's pressure treated). I will give it a annual check-up and re-use it.

    Also, my the wood there does season very fast, the air flow on the patio has always been noticable.

    Precisely how well it seasons and how fast?
    I cannot give precise numbers cause I'm too cheap to buy a moisture meter.

    :)
  20. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    That fence is sexy as hell. I don't need a privacy fence of any sort how my property is situated, but I'd consider doing what you did if I needed one.

    Great job!
  21. ScottF

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    Wow, Fence looks great. How super creative of you. You should patent it. Everybodys going to want one now that the idea is out of the bag!! Good job.
  22. RedOctober

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    3rd year in and the structure is just as strong as day 1.
  23. kingquad

    kingquad Minister of Fire

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    Same here. I tried to build a firewood fence across the back lawn this year. It won't be there after this burn season. :-S
  24. f3cbboy

    f3cbboy Feeling the Heat

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    Nice looking fence. everybody should have one!
  25. RedOctober

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    F3cb, we're neighbors, do you know a good place to buy some cut firewood,

    I am getting prices of 200 a cord, have you seen cheaper?

    Or do you have any positive experience with a local supplier, if the wood is all high BTU, Oak or hickory.. etc I would pay a bit more.

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