I love old wood and metal and I had both left over from our house remodel. We needed to dress up our fence in the back, so I decided to create 3 “pictures” using wood from our old fence, some awesome old metal with a great patina and some old tools we found when tearing down our shed. This old stuff has a great story to tell and it is nice to be able to leave some of the history with this old house.
I started by ripping down the fence boards for the “picture” frames. The wood was 1″ x 8″, so that gave me a 4″ frame. Then I cut my boards to size to create the frame and cut the metal
I checked the fit with the metal and the tools and then secured the frame on the back with “L” brackets.
I attached the metal to the frames with small finish nails. You have to drill pilot holes, depending on the thickness of the metal. Once the metal was attached, I flipped it over and positioned the tool. I drilled a couple of holes and attached the tool with thin wire. It was a simple project that will add a lot of interest to a boring fence.