Howdy all! Been another crazy busy year for the business. Having more work than I can sanely handle seems to be what I enjoy. But being busy means there isn't much time to highlight any of the fun projects I have been able to be a part of. So I figured I would try to take the time to document one of the smaller projects I am currently working on. I can always count on at least a few of my mountain scene gates being ordered each year. Here is an example of one at my property:
Well this year has seen more of them ordered than ever before. Each one is unique and usually only the gate features a mountain scene. But this client also wanted a mountain scene made for the small fence panel that they needed in addition to the gate. They also required an area on the side of the fence to be a wire grid so their dogs could easily see out. The other necessities included greaseable hinges and a keyless lock set. Got started by digging past frost depth to set the main posts into concrete. The design I came up with called for 4 total posts. But the area between the sidewalk and the existing fence, had a french drain system buried next to the sidewalk so only 3 posts were able to be set into concrete. In order to get a 4th post, I welded a cross bar in between the post and the sidewalk and then anchored that cross bar to the concrete. The built up off the cross bar to create the 4th post and tied the tops of the two posts together. Then tied them into the existing fence.
3 posts set up waiting for concrete to cure:
Cross bar anchored to concrete:
2 posts tied into each other, the concrete, and the existing fence. This small section created will get the wire grid for the puppy viewing area:
Then put the top rail onto the other 2 posts for the new fence section: