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Entertaining Pit Fence


Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer

The previous owners of my brothers homes back dug the foundation of the house and started creating an entertaining area with the intention of having a granite counter top, grill, hot tub, pond/water fall feature and of course various layers of landscaping. This was a fantastic idea, but never got accomplished and has been an eye sore in my brothers back yard for far too long. We were looking for a cheap yet very sturdy way to put a fence around the pit, we found this inspiration off google (not sure who the builder was). Anyways I think it turned out fantastic! All slots are 4" or less apart in order to meet Utah building code. We used a 1" paddle bit and chisels to bore out the slots in the posts.The 1/2" rebar was salvaged from a job site where they ordered too much and had no more need for it and it has a fantastic rust patina to it. There are no nails nor screws in any of this build, rather a mortise and tenon style build with ample liquid nails where needed.This job was tedious and all our hands are sore from using the chisel, but the results are well worth it!

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  • What a cool space! Looks like tons of hard work went into this!!
    By RYOBI NATION, on September 21, 2018
    • Absolutely it was :)
      By Sawdust&Beer, on September 21, 2018

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Entertaining Pit Fence

by Sawdust&Beer
Sep 19, 2018
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The previous owners of my brothers homes back dug the foundation of the house and started creating an entertaining area with the intention of having a granite counter top, grill, hot tub, pond/water fall feature and of course various layers of landscaping. This was a fantastic idea, but never got accomplished and has been an eye sore in my brothers back yard for far too long. We were looking for a cheap yet very sturdy way to put a fence around the pit, we found this inspiration off google (not sure who the builder was). Anyways I think it turned out fantastic! All slots are 4" or less apart in order to meet Utah building code. We used a 1" paddle bit and chisels to bore out the slots in the posts.The 1/2" rebar was salvaged from a job site where they ordered too much and had no more need for it and it has a fantastic rust patina to it. There are no nails nor screws in any of this build, rather a mortise and tenon style build with ample liquid nails where needed.This job was tedious and all our hands are sore from using the chisel, but the results are well worth it!