House 9 Remodeling: Side Yard Double Gate Replacement – The Vision

In our last post, we completed the DIY replacement of the wood privacy fence along the east property line of House 9.  Unfortunately, the wood double gates which join the fence to the front of the house is now looking quite sorry next to…

House 9 Remodeling: Fence Replacement – Day 5

On day 4 on the DIY fence replacement project at House 9, we completed another 5 fence sections and set the last of the fence posts in concrete.  Today, we resumed the project on its homestretch and brought it to completion.

House 9 Remodeling: Fence Replacement – Day 4

With the hard work of the fence posts removal and installation done on day 3, today I continued with the second phase of DIY fence reconstruction at House 9.  Mrs. DIY Landlord was swamped with her day job responsibilities, so I tackled the work…

House 9 Remodeling: Fence Replacement – Day 3

In our last post we evaluated the success we achieved as well as the challenges we encountered during the first half of our DIY privacy fence reconstruction project at House 9.  Having come up with some ideas for improvement, we were eager to tackle…

House 9 Fence Reconstruction: Mid-Project Assessment

Our last post detailed how Mrs. DIY Landlord and I completed the first 40 feet of the DIY fencing reconstruction at House 9.  Now we have several days before we embark on the second phase this coming weekend.  While Mrs. DIY Landlord rests her…

House 9 Remodeling: Fence Replacement – Day 2

In the last post, I discussed our first day of fence reconstruction at House 9. During the first day, we removed the old fence posts and dug new post holes for first 40 feet of fencing. With the hard work out of the way, we moved on to the easier and much more enjoyable part of the project: the framing of the fence and installation of the fence boards.

House 9 Remodeling: Fence Replacement – Day 1

In the last post, I detailed the upgrades I plan on incorporating into the DIY fence replacement project at House 9.  One of these upgrades is increasing the fence height from 5-1/2 feet to 8 feet.  The most common height for wood privacy fence…

House 9 Remodeling: Fence Replacement – The Upgrades

In my last post, I discussed the sorry state of the fence at House 9 and the reasons why professionally built fences fall apart over time.  In this post, I will outline my plans for the replacing and upgrading the fence.