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I had 9 pieces of cemetery fence made out of 1/2" PVC and 1x2s and I decided to add to stone work around the fences. I started by cutting off the bottoms of the PVC fences so they would sit flat in a frame I contruced out of 2x4s. I covered 1 side of the 2x4 frames with 1x lumber that I got for a steal. This created a pocket on the other side with I inserted 2" thick foam. Also added finials to the PVC Fence. Turned out like this:



Next was the stone work. I spend 2+ hours carving the 1st one with a dremel and with 8 more to go I decided there had to be a better way. I decided to paint my grout line on with Acetone. The lines are not as nice as the dremel lines but with 108' of fence I can live with it. Here is my hand painting grout lines and the finished panel after I gave it a base coat of gray paint .




Here is a view of the backside of the panels sitting nice while they dry. I am not sure whether to paint or stain the backs of the panels.



Depending on how they turn out, the backside of the panels might actually become the front with the stonework facing into our cemetery.
 

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Any thoughts from anyone on painting the wood side of the fence? I cant decide whether to paint this side or stain it? I have some medium wood color stain here that I am suure will look fine if highlight the seams with a darker color but then I think.....maybe paint it a dark grey color?
 

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That being the overall consensus I have decided to go ahead and paint the wood side a gark shade of gray. When all is done I will post a picture. When the panels are finsihed they will be placed around the cemetery with a 2-3' space btween them I plan on hanging a latern between the 2 panels on a thinck piece of chain. I think it will look pretty good!
 

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I painted the fence panels gray and then misted them w/black. I am going to leave the wood side as is I think. The stone with will need a few more colors sponged on before I will be done with that side. I will post pics of the other side when finished. The panels are much darked then they appear in the picture. The black is barley visable in this picture.
 

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I can jockey them around by myself if that makes any sense. Each one is 4' high and 12' long so they are a little on the large side. If I place a handtruck in the center of the panel, I can move it. It's really easier w/ 2 people.
 

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I decorate my front and back yard. Right now (subject to change) I plan on placing these around the front of my house with my new Horse/Funeral Coach behind them along with a handful of tombstones,4-5 mourners, and an opened grave which I will show pictures of later when I start that build. In the back yard I will have a muchlarger cemetery with a caretakers shed and will use some other fence I have for that.

As far as keeping them upright, I plan on using those green garden stakes with the blade at the bottom. I am going to attach one on each end with screws and drive them in the ground a foot or so. I will paint them a black or gray color to blend. And yes, I am ready to set my stuff up right now!
 

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I ended up building 9 of these panels. I have a full sized router, a dremel tool and a rot zip but I still found using acetone for make the grout lines much esier. Now, it you are doing something where you are all about the detais, acetone is not the right choice.
 

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Hey, I was interested in possibly replicating something along these lines. What exactly went into your project and more importantly (in this economy, especially), how much did it all cost?

Thanks, and the walls look terrific!
Cost.....difficult to say because I didnt really keep track and some of the materials I already had here and bought at a realy cheap price to begin with. The original fence pieces were made from 1/2" PVC and 1x2x8s and were topped with finials from Kings Metals. I added the 12' long block look wall around them using 2x4s to frame it. I covered the back side of the panels with some 1x12s that I got for 0.50ea. Inside the panels I inserted 2" foam with was a full piece for each panel. The foam is about $25 a sheet. Guessing here, I'd say each panel cost between $35-$40 to redo with the majority of that being the foam.
 
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