July 18, 2005

A Gate For Our Fence

We're in the process of putting up a short piece of fence on the side of the house. Because we have three children to deal with and many other things to occupy our time and take us out-of-town, work has been slow. To catch you up-to-date, the great fence building project is still on going. Postholes were dug and posts set in concrete in May. The rails and pickets didn't get added until June when my dad came for a visit.

Last week we got a jigsaw and that, along with a fairly unscheduled weekend, allowed Justin to make great strides in finishing up the gate. There are still a few trim pieces to be cut, and then the pickets and all will be taken off, sanded, stained with a solid white stain, and then whole thing will be put together and then comes the long and not so fun job of trying to hang the thing, but it looks like a gate now.

This was designed by Justin and my dad. Justin probably would build one for someone else if they could afford his hourly rate, but lawyer hours don't come cheap. Neither do carpenters, of course. I'm glad this job is pro bono.


That nixes my plans to come down there & get woodworking lessons from him.

The cost of the flight is also a deterrent.

Posted by: skinnydan at July 18, 2005 03:38 PM

LOVE the gate! It is so beautiful and unique.

Posted by: chris at July 19, 2005 06:46 AM

Chris, if you come lay tile for us, we could build you a gate. :)

Posted by: Jordana at July 19, 2005 08:05 AM

How nice to have a talented and willing craftsman at your service! Neither Paul nor I are (am?) (is?) at all industrious =[ Anyway, it looks great!

Posted by: Lenise at July 19, 2005 05:20 PM

Jordana, I LOVE that gate!

Posted by: Coffee and a Muffin at July 19, 2005 09:52 PM

What a splendid gate! With the finish, it sounds like it'll be simply beautiful.

Posted by: Patricia at July 19, 2005 10:04 PM

That's really beautiful!

Posted by: RP at July 20, 2005 12:47 PM