Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fence Post Repair

Gap in fence with old post and a couple boards missing
So the fence that borders my neighbors in the back has started to sag in a couple of spots. My neighbor decided that he was willing and able to do the work if I was willing and able to buy the materials....having removed a post or two before, I knew immediately that I was getting the better end of the deal.

So unfastening the boards near the post and the cross boards to the post was the easy was manhandling the 100+ pound of cement out of the deep hole in the ground that really got all of us working.

We ended up having to use a chain with a ratchet on it around a nearby tree to finally get the chuck out. My neighbor disposed of all the broken parts from the fence.

Once he had the old posts out, we mixed new cement and poured it into the hole with the new post in it. The cement sets pretty quickly but he came out several times to recheck level to make sure that the posts weren't shifting much.

The chuck of old cement with the broken post end in it

New post in place

New cement in place

Once the new posts set up overnight, the new brackets for the cross support boards and the new fence boards could be put on.

Cement cured and boards refastened

Second new post in

And set

Finished fence posts, nice straight fence

I think he did a great job and I still ended up with the better end of the deal. I have a post on the other side that needs fixing too but probably will have to hire someone as the slope of the yard near it might make it very hard to deal with.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Siding Fix At The Bamboo Lagoon

Broken boards on porch door
We have this little door on the area below our front porch and when accessing it earlier this spring, one of the pieces of siding split.

I took off the full piece below so I could get a piece of cedar siding at the lumber store that was the correct width.

Once I got back home, I decided to see if I could glue the old piece back together to just save on priming and painting time when we were in cold weather.

I think that it came out okay with some awesome wood glue that our flooring friend turned me on to and a few finishing nails.

Fixed door

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last Corner Of Baseboards

Pretty proud of myself for knocking this I can put all the furniture where it needs to go without feeling like I need to get behind it all to finish this up.





Furniture back in its basic location...still need wall decor and rugs but it is coming together slowly...