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Old 02-07-2012, 01:38 AM   #31
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Well, there are a few issues with that.
I live in a historical district, No chance in hell I'm allowed a privacy fence against the road. No way. So, If I have any slight chance, it would have to be some super nice expensive rod iron fence.

But, Doesnt matter. Its a corner, Can't have a fence on a corner due to
people have to see a certain distance down the road. I'll have
to pull codes and see exactly what Codes say...

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Old 02-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #32
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Ok, Update:

Been working on clearing out the area for the fence and tree's.

Also, the entire back stretch against the rail road.... Yup its gotta go!

I went to the City Engineering, Planning, Permit and codes Dept.
Got everything there good to go, I spoke with the railroad and I'm good to go with them too!
I went to the Historical Meeting and introduced myself. That went great! So, I have untill the 22nd of this month to submit my plans for the fence/tree's and then next month I show up at the meeting for the voting on the fence. Which shouldn't be a problem.

Also, Not sure If I said this before, But I have 60 Leyland Cypress tree's to be picked up in a few weeks ( 4ft tall ) for planting against the back and side of the property line where the fence will be.

they grow 4ft a year, and top out at 40ft. So, When you go into the back yard I'm hoping for its own lil oasis in 5 years.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #33
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This is amazing..... it was 76 yesterday, more chili today but still in the high 50's.

I had to break out the summer equipment... weedeater blower etc....
Trimed up the landscaping and getting it rdy for summer...

But project, the fence. I've submitted my plans and have the meeting next month to see how that goes. So we'll see.

Ive done a lot. Today I finished doing the main clearing of the tree line.
Cutting it all down, It's all just on the ground now, and family will be helping tomm to drag it all to the street and cut it up.

cutting the tree up (my friend)



We also dropped the large two trees in my side yard. one had a base of over 6ft.

So, Lots of clearing and stuff for the fence/. Thats the huge project for right now.
I already know what I want to do with the back area regarding apatio, fire pit seating and grill etc... but that will have to wait.


Anyway, I'll take some pics so you all can see!

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #34
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Okay, It's time to start getting into some detail here.

So, the landscaping of clearing out the area for the fence is going good. I love destruction because it's easy.

Well, The Privacy fence that goes from the house to the road will be wood privacy. The rest will be Chain link and won't matter because I'll be
planting 60 leyland cypress tree's to hide it and provide a natrual 40ft tall fence.

So, I of course want something that looks really good. So I've decided on a Picture Frame type fence with a Lattice frame on top.

Trouble I'm still having is deciding to do a step, or a slope. I don't really like the stepped sections but I also don't know which is more easy or better looking in the long run really. Since a sloped would require more angle cuts I'm guessing that a stepped would be more easy for this reason.

So, I was thinking of 6ft tall Privacy, and then atleast 2ft of framed lattice on top. Making it 8ft tall.
The big thing is, The Main road sitting much higher than the base of my home. I would say as high as maybe 10 15 ft.
So, I want the fence near the road to be kinda high.... Like I said 6ft privacy and then the lattice at least 2 ft... maybe 4.

At the same time I want it to be too talk and look ugly.

I'll have to take some pictures and try photoshoping in a fence....

Now, Ideas:
I've though about raising the privacy fence bottom, and creating a 2ft tall boxed flowerbeds at the base.... Thus raising the privacy portion AND the lattice portion.
I think this will throw our budget WAY WAY out of whack though so I may stick with just the pricture frame with the lattice.
Since were looking at 1,000 - 1,200 for 123FT Wood privacy and then another 300ft chain link. Chain will be $500ish so $500 for the wood....
I can throw in more money which I'm sure I will... But we have that "budget" were trying to work with.

Everything will be DIY though.

So, some pictures of what I'm "thinking"

Heres the idea except mine would be like 8 ft sections... Sloped or stepped havnt decided....
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Well, the fence project is enough by itself but I just thought of something I'd like to add to the fence in the future when I get the money.
L.E.D lighting. i'd like LED lit post caps, and maybe L.E.D. down the entire fence like an accent light at night. Maybe 3 or 6 LED lights on each 8ft section pointed down from under the eave of the top of the fence. I think that would look absolutely awesome... But a different project in all of it self.

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I know... I havnt posted pics or anything but that WILL change tomm.... Not much traffic on this thread.

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #36
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so heres a photo of the side yard and back and tree line. As you can see.... woah. ( I think I have a before, I'll find it )

And I photoshopped the style fence I want to install.

Let me know what you think!






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Don't see any photos.
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Are the Photos working now?
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I'm just going to guess they are.

Went to a Lawn and Garden Show today in Nashville.
The Ideas and "I WANT THAT!" was crazy.
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Yep. They're workin. Hope you make some $$ off that fire wood.
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Okay so I just got out of the Historic Society Meeting with the Board,
They approved my plans for the fence and landscaping and mentioned how well my property is looking since I've moved in and are glad I'm there.

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I never chimed in to say that when it comes to planked privacy fences a stepped fence looks better. Less structured fences like stockade and post and rail are OK following the contour of the land, but a planked fence with any sort of detail just ends up looking weird and disorganized.

I assume you're going to build this out of cedar? If so, keep an eye out for prices and shop around. The price can go up and down and if you catch it on a downswing you can save a bunch.

If you don't have a nail gun and compressor, get one
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Yeah I decided on a stepped fence. Well, I was going to stain the fence
so not sure if ceder, but I guess we'll see.
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If you don't have a nail gun and compressor, get one
If you're getting a nail gun and it's mainly just for this project, consider a cordless gun that fires using liquid fuel. Paslode brought them to our market, and then other manufacturers started making them. You're probably thinking right now "why would I need it places other than near the workshop?" You'd be surprised once you have the ability to take it anywhere how often you do.

In my area, a Paslode framing nailer with gentle use can be picked up for $150 on Craigslist with all the accessories. Closer to $350 new at the Big Box.

Of course, if you were going to go with a compressor anyway, then skip the cordless nailer and pick up a 3-, 4- or 5-gun pack instead. A framer, finish nailer, brad nailer, and pin nailer... all very useful to have, and the multi-gun packs save a good amount of $$ over buying them individually.

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