View Full Version : Custom Steel & Cedar Fence

02-10-2014, 04:12 PM
I built this steel & cedar fence for the side of a house. It stands 6' 6'' roughly 17 feet wide overall. Side entry to back of yard is made possible from a 36'' wide swing in door with keypad entry.

Frame material: 2x2 steel square tubing
Fence material: 6'' Tongue and groove cedar panels
Door has welded on grease-able hinges that will never sag unlike your neighbours fence
Rebar is welded onto the bottom of each vertical posts buried in 18'' of concrete
Door has programmable keypad entry, for easy access to backyard.
Front of fence is very flat and has very little protruding objects making it difficult for intruders to climb.
Cedar panels have 1/4 inch steel backing bars to prevent kicked in boards
Rubber bumper on door and weather stripping on jamb so it closes softly

onto the pictures of fabrication and install

02-10-2014, 05:28 PM

02-10-2014, 05:51 PM
[cheers] Nice! I like the strap down the center on the back. Nice and sturdy i bet :D

02-10-2014, 05:56 PM
Pretty nice, my brother-in-law just made a set of gates for his driveway just like those but those look tiny compared to his

02-10-2014, 07:17 PM
thats some nice work man

02-10-2014, 07:22 PM
Good job man..i made something similar at my place will post a pic tomorrow ..

I like the locking system

02-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Nice ,................want a job?

02-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Nice fabricating, you do good work! [36]

02-10-2014, 09:58 PM
nice work. did you incorporate space for expansion and contraction of the boards?

02-10-2014, 11:14 PM
Nice work for sure :D

And looks like nice shop organization as well

02-11-2014, 11:18 AM
nice work. did you incorporate space for expansion and contraction of the boards?

yea every second board is screwed from the backside so the one inbetween that's not screwed in tight should allow for some expansion

02-11-2014, 11:28 AM
looks good... are both hinges on the same way? looks like you could just lift the gate off the hinges?

02-11-2014, 12:17 PM
Now that's a fence lol looks sick

02-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Wow thats really cool!

02-11-2014, 12:30 PM

Couple pics of the gate I built..
I also used 2x2 tubing for frame..
Used 5/4 x 6 for the boards.
Only thing i dont like is my choice of wood stain:(
But i guess that could be changed with alot of sanding

02-11-2014, 12:33 PM

02-11-2014, 06:03 PM
we have a 22' gate and screwed every 3rd board or so. still ended up warping. we had to run troughs on top and bottom for the boards to sit in so they are entierly free floating. hopfully yours doesnt warp [cheers]

02-11-2014, 06:34 PM
No screws for mine..i also made a trough so they could free float..made one side of the trough removable so i could remove the boards..

02-13-2014, 12:23 PM
looks good but you shoulda 45'ed the corners for a cleaner look;)

I think the trough is the way to go for sure so the boards can float around and expand and do what they want without splitting or warping.

I'm building some more so I might change it up

02-13-2014, 07:41 PM
that looks mint might have to copy you