Our 1x6x9′ redwood fence boards turned out really well. I bought 60 boards from our milling friends. The debate was what to use to preserve the wood. I mixed 2:1 with linseed oil and paint thinner to spray with a Wagner power sprayer. The redwood color really popped.
Yesterday we put up most of the boards which was about a 3-hour project. Fortunately, a weekend prior we removed the old boards and took them to the dump. They were so old and rotted. I’m glad we opted to replace the whole fence. Lucky for us, the previous owner built the fence with rubber/composite 4×4 posts which will probably never rot.
I’m glad to be doing something positive for the property and for the neighbors who drive up and down the road. Who would want to look at a broken up fence and overgrown bushes? It is finally maintained and managed for fire control. It is open and beautiful.
We just have to fix one leaning post and add a gate at the top for a tractor. This coming weekend we are installing deer fencing around the whole property to open it all up for the horse and walking path. Exciting changes. I imagine little stations with benches and art installations along the trail. Many more projects to share!