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Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Let’s talk about your DIY Custom Vegetable Garden Fence with our Black Cottage Design!
Are you tired of deer and other animals getting into your garden and eating all off your veggies, yet you don’t really care to put the drab deer fencing bought at the big box store? I’m here to help!
I’m super excited to share our custom design with you!
Adding a DIY Custom Vegetable Garden Fence to your home or cottage will provide you with a one of a kind custom feel with an elegant visual to flow within any landscape or homeowners yard.

How to build this DIY Custom Vegetable Garden Fence; black cottage design

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
(we were able to order all supplies online & have them delivered to our front door!)

-2″x4″x8′ pressure treated lumber
-2″x8″x8′ pressure treated lumber
-4″x4″x8′ pressure treated lumber
-2″x2″x8″ pressure treated lumber for decorative divider in each panel
Black PVC Coated Welded Wire Mesh Size 1.5 in. x 1.5 in.
-1″x2″x8′ pressure treated trim boards for gate
-High Quality Exterior Solid Stain

TOOLS NEEDED:

-Table Saw (we like this Delta Table Saw)
-Miter Saw (we like this Kobalt Saw)
-Sander (we like this Porter-Cable Sander)
-Screw Gun (we like this Ryobi Driver)

GREAT, LET’S GET STARTED ON YOUR DIY CUSTOM Vegetable Garden with our elegant black COTTAGE DESIGN!

-PREP

Prep will vary per person. With us personally, we are very limited with sunny areas in our landscape as we have so many beautiful Oak trees which we love living here in the South. Sadly, Hurricane Florence came through and wrecked havoc on some of them which caused some to die. That being said, this was one time when calling the tree removal service wasn’t as bad as previous times. This tree removals meant we would be blessed with a sunny spot to build our new garden! The large trees were removed, the ground was raked and a pretty stump was left which we have decided to incorporate into an herb garden….more on that to come! Onward bound to designing this beautiful DIY Custom Vegetable Garden Fence with a black cottage design!

-DESIGN

We designed a template to refer to during the project.
In addition we have kindly included this template of our design to guide you through your project.
Our vision was to be: Elegant, Cottage, Craftsman Style with a Black Finish!

Custom Design by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

-ASSEMBLY

Setting posts:

This project started just like building a fence with the posts. We first laid out our location with strings to make sure our post would go in to be square as well to make the correct size that we desired. Once we had our layout we proceeded to digging post holes for 4″x4″ ground contact treated posts. We set our posts “dry” meaning we didn’t use concrete, you could use concrete we just knew it would be strong enough in our ground once everything was tied together.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Ground protection:

Strarting at ground level we wanted to protect our garden from moles, voles, and rabbits from being able to dig under. To achieve this we used this heavy hardwire cloth that goes up the 2″x8″ ground contact treated lumber which we used these pocket screws to attach to the 4″x4″, then is bent 90 degrees to lay on the ground. Once everything is done we came back with mulch or topsoil to cove this hardwire cloth.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Top rail:

For the top rail we just kept it simple with placing a vertical 2″x4″ then toping that with a horizontal 2″x4″, then to complete it we made our own top decorative caps, but you could also just buy them.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

vertical rails:

Now is the time to install the vertical rails and the center decorative rails. The vertical rails is another attachment point for the wire fencing which we will get to soon. With these vertical rails we just used a 2″x4″ that we used our table saw to rip 2″x2″, but you could also just purchase 2″x2″‘s.

making the gate:

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Making of the Gate could be the most difficult part of the project, however if you take your time and get it square it will work out just fine. We did the same basic idea with the gate as we did with the fence which is use 2″x4″ to create the strong outer part attaching them together with these pocket screws. Then for the decorative part we used 1″x2″ treated boards to create what you see in the middle.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin & Corey S. of Simply Living NC

Attaching the gate:

The next step is attaching the gate we used this hardware kit that made the process extremely easy.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

POST CAPS:

Making your own post caps is a little more challenging, but with a router and brad nailer it can be an easy way to save money. First we used a 1″x6″ treated lumber ran a router profile of our chose then ripped a 1″ strip with our table saw leaving our molding piece. The top piece we used the same lumber cutting a block 4.5″x4.5″ then mitered the trim to fit and glued and nailed in place.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

stain or paint

Now that everything is built its time to finish the wood we decided on a dark solid stain, but you could also do just as well with a paint pick a color you prefer and goes with your surroundings. We sped up the process with a Wagner sprayer that worked great and really got into all the little crevices that a brush would have had trouble with. Make sure to stain all pieces including the gate and the strips for attaching the fencing. We went with an Olympic Stain in the color Ebony, and it’s everything my heart desired!

color: Ebony

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Attaching the wire fence

Attaching the wire fence could be done as simple as fence staples like these, but we decided to take it one step further. We took our leftover 2″x4″ ripped strips from them on our table saw to 5/8″ we then proceeded to use these to screw to the back side of the fence which sandwiched the wire fence in making it very secure and pleasing from the inside.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

DON’T FORGET THE LOCK!

Just for peace of mind, we like locking our gardens. This Lock works perfect for easy in and easy out.

Here she is, the final Custom Vegetable Garden Fence; black cottage design

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

EASY TRELLIS:

There are many ways to create a trellis for cucumbers to climb, we have found we simply adore This TRELLIS NETTING! It’s lightweight, can easily be ordered online which is a HUGE plus right now when many are trying to avoid in-store purchases. It’s also very easy at the end of the season to just roll up and tuck away in your garden shed, verses having a cumbersome metal or wooden trellis. Some may also find it easier to just throw away and repurchase year after year. We try our best to recycle though.

Custom Design & Photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

As you can see the cucumbers absolutely love this trellis!

photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

TO LEARN HOW WE SET UP OUR EASY drip IRRIGATION ENJOY THIS BLOG:
—->DIY VEGETABLE GARDEN IRRIGATION; MADE EASY

LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OR COMMENTS!WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR FINISHED COTTAGE GARDEN! DID YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES?
LEAVE US A COMMENT BELOW. We hope you enjoyed our free included plans and hope our links within the blog made it a simple easy peasy one two three step process in building your own dream garden.
We hope you enjoyed our DIY Custom Vegetable Garden Fence with a black cottage design!

Thank you for enjoying my Blog!
I sure do appreciate it and would love to hear from you in the comments!
Peace, Love, and Simple Living Friends!
~Erin

When Asked 2 Things I Couldn’t Live Without In My Garden;
Absolutely would be THESE Boots and THIS Garden Basket!

IF INTERESTED, HERE ARE THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THE BLOG