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Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:10 am
by Ilovethepits
Admittedly the initial 4’ chain link wasn’t super cheap, but due to the 10+ little kids who have taken over my shared driveway and let their Boxer dog run loose I had to make a barrier that Lily couldn’t see through if I ever wanted her under threshold.

First I bought 2 rolls of the 6' reed fencing which were $25/roll but Lily could still see through that.

Voila! Three 4’ x 18’ wood pile tarps (cost $4.54 ea) everything attached with zip ties lol :

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And it doesn't look terrible to the neighbor's side because the vines and clematis are growing up that side of the reed fencing, you can kind of see in this photo:

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I don't have a photo of the gate but the tarp covers the inside of that also and it still opens and closes fine. Not the prettiest thing in the world but it's working and didn't cost me a fortune. 8)

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:04 pm
by MarMar
Where did you find wood pile tarps? I have a 6 ft 9 wire fence which is nice but also does not do much to obscure visibility, that might be helpful for me!

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:50 pm
by Ilovethepits
At Menards. I don't know if you have them in BC, but it's a store that sells everything from lumber and bricks to garbage bags and laundry soap. Sort of like a Home Depot. Tarps come in all kinds of sizes but I liked these because they are brown on both sides.

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:15 am
by MikeInTacoma
Wow. In the pictures, that looks surprisingly attractive. Nice work! :thumbsup:

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:15 pm
by mutty
hey i like your hose idea :p lol

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:21 pm
by Ilovethepits
MikeInTacoma wrote:Wow. In the pictures, that looks surprisingly attractive. Nice work! :thumbsup:


Gee thanks! Attractive was a not a word I'd use to describe it. lol

mutty wrote:hey i like your hose idea :p lol


We work with what we have. I used to be able to hook it in the chain link!

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:44 pm
by mutty
Ilovethepits wrote:
MikeInTacoma wrote:Wow. In the pictures, that looks surprisingly attractive. Nice work! :thumbsup:


Gee thanks! Attractive was a not a word I'd use to describe it. lol

mutty wrote:hey i like your hose idea :p lol


We work with what we have. I used to be able to hook it in the chain link!


wou, yeah that's a great idea.
My dog LOVES playing with the water hose, so far we have managed to destroy 2 sprinklers and 2 spray gun things for the hose, I usually get the cheaps ones though....just because we'll play outside and i'll let her jump for the water and chase the water :D .
It'd be neat if i had a tree or my fence was higher so she could just jump, lick and drink water.

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:18 pm
by Ilovethepits
Do you have a table or chair you can hook it onto? I've done that too. I suppose you could sink a post in the ground and hook/tie it on that. It really does make a nice easy way for the dogs to play without me having to hold the hose and get all muddy. Sometimes I put it on the 'mister' setting and let that blow over me to stay cool. 8)

Here's how we used to do it:
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Lily has killed a few sprinklers. I lucked out and found an old iron Craftsman sprinkler on an abandoned property one day, brought it home, cleaned it up and it works like new!

You can see it up on the tree stump in this photo (and some more "ghetto" fencing to keep Lily from going over the 6' privacy:
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Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:51 am
by merriterrier
mutty wrote:hey i like your hose idea :p lol



Oooh! me too! I am so going to use that!

Your fencing is the nicest looking cheap fencing/dog solution I've seen! Nice work. :thumbsup:

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:12 pm
by MarMar
Boo no Mendard's here, only in the east. So far my search for "wood pile tarps" has been unsuccessful. But I will prevail! Your fence looks great!

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:02 am
by Red

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:03 pm
by mtlu
^^ Wow, I nerded out on tarps for about 45 minutes – thanks for those links :) I'm not looking for fencing alternatives but want a tarp for a tent I recently got.

Re: Fencing on the cheap

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:51 pm
by MarMar
Yes thanks for the links! Unfortunately I cannot find wood pile tarps on them! What an elusive creature. There is a tarp company in the same province as me, perhaps I will contact them.