Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blood, Sweat And Tears

I labeled this post Blood, Sweat and Tears because today we all sweated, one of us bled and the middle daughter cried.
But in the end the little split rail fence was completed. The only thing left to do is stain it along with the other wood rail fence I have yet to finish.

Notice the huge crack in the yard due to no rain.

We did end up having to buy one landscape timber. I thought I had enough but came up one shy. So here's the project breakdown:
12 Landscape timbers - $4.30 (11 on hand and reused from other projects) $51.60 Retail
4 Bags of concrete - $4.00 ($1.00 each for broken bags at the hardware store) $19.40 Retail
4' Gate - $0.00 (Home made and from other project) $59.00 Retail
Screws - $2.00
Total project cost = $10.30 verses retail at $132.00
Savings = $121.70 (It pays to be a pack rat and reuse)

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