Another ARMY post, are you tired of them yet?
When I was planning the design I knew I was going to need a backdrop of some sort. I started racking my brain.
I thought about burlap, then chain link fence, and then it hit me. Use the old fence boards stacked on the side of the house!
It was just what I was wanting. So I started gathering supplies and put them on the deck where I planned on building my wall.
I used about 18 fence boards, 2 furring strips, and a bunch of wood screws.
The boards were all super gross and dirty, and some started breaking as I screwed them in. But to me this adds character.
I laid my furring strips parallel on the deck, and used a 2x4 along the bottom to insure a straight edge. Then I just started screwing them on. Each board took 2 screws.
Here it is all put together.
Once it was all put together, I sprayed it down with the hose, and started scrubbing to wash off some of the gunk.
Once I finished, I propped it up against my garden fence to dry. I left it there for about 2 days. It was nice and dry, and ready to use!
It was exactly what I wanted! Now that the party is over, I have this fence panel sitting in my back yard.
I know I will come up with something to use it on, but for now, it’s part of the kids’ fort.
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