Fence Facade

Discussion in 'DIY Lounge' started by Mike B, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Way back years ago when I had that guy doing the brick walkways and the trees, I was going to have him do the brick facades on both sides of the garage. The mortar was rotting and the bricks were falling out. He backed out and left the rubble and it's kinda sucked for a long time since I had the house painted (as you can see) before the bricks came down.

    So I did it myself of course. First the frame and I used the same holes the "brick brackets" were nailed with to secure the uprights with lag screws;

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    Other side;

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    Then good ole cheap fence boards from home depot

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    Which were quite wet and are going to dry a bit before I hit 'em with a good oil based stain.

    I never lack for stuff to do in my retirement - :)
     
  2. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

  3. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks Carl. I did consider those but one thing I really missed was being able to store hose nozzles and garden tools on top of the bricks as well as my beverage of choice when I needed both hands.

    I got my little "shelf" back - :)

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  4. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Ha...LOL coke shelf and hose nozzles....forever the practical guy:tu:
     
  5. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Active Member Top Poster

    If it were me I'd put end caps on so you don't see the 2*4's.
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    My man!

    I was just checking my stock of thin (less than quarter inch) ply and it looks like I'm a little short.

    Another trip to the depot. Yeah, tack on some thin ply, stain it and it looks solid - :)
     
  7. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    And now the most important part, the functionality;

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    I had a 25 foot hose there before and it was not long enough for me to be able to use it to hose off the solar panels. It was a bitch to even wrap that much around the faucet pipe. So a couple of hooks spaced nice and wide and a 50 foot hose is neatly stored with only 5 turns. And my pistol grip nozzle, my sweeper nozzle and my fan spray nozzles are all on the shelf right where the hose is.
     
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I did put the sides on;
     

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  9. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Active Member Top Poster

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