At first I wasn’t thrilled with the offer of a truckload of old fence rails – they have nails to watch for and are tricky to chain saw when the pieces get small – but it was a nice gesture so I accepted it gladly.
I’m maybe half done sawing up the pile, it does make fine firewood!
Then my crafty self started talking to me – old fence rails, gray and mossy! What fun!
I’ve wanted a gate at each end of my pergola for a while – no reason, just for fun, something to maybe decorate, the same reason I put up the pergola 🙂 So I checked out Pinterest and watched around town and started in on my idea. I cut my pieces to hopefully fit the opening, at hopefully the right height.
It came out perfectly, if I do say so myself. I’ve got the pieces for a second one all cut up and ready to go.
There was also a long, old gate. I just couldn’t work it into my yard anywhere and didn’t need a headboard 🙂 Ah! My friend in Missoula wanted it, so, along with some of the rails, she made a matching gate for a pair across her driveway! Now someone’s old fence has new life in new places! Love that!