Intro: Build a Curved Wooden Fence
Okay this is the conversation I had with my wife while discussing me possibly building a fence.
What she wanted:
The mailbox and the lamp post to be outside the fence.
Comfortable for our neighbors to lean on or set a drink while they chat with us.
Just high enough that the dogs won't be tempted to jump.
Privacy for us while we are laying in the hammock.
And.. no corners so the dogs won't have "Fence wars" <- all dog owners know what I am talking about....
"I don't know babe, around the mailbox is going to be some pretty funky angles"
Erin (AKA wife whom I love). "Just make it a curvy fence and you won't have to do any angles"
"Sorry can't make a wood fence curve like that"
"Don't tell me that, you haven't even tried!"
The long and short of it:
I took 2 sheets of exterior marine grade plywood and got 4 complete curves out of each one.
I cut those out first.
I placed my completed curves on the remaining pieces of plywood and scribed around each one trying to get the biggest pieces I could out of them. Then I joined all those pieces together with gorilla glue. *You could use any water proof polyurethane wood glue.* Clamp the curves before you screw them. leave them clamped until dry.Then I screwed the pieces from the bottom side with 2.5" exterior screws. This gives you the curves.
If you cut them out with a Shop Bot CNC you could skip this step, but alas all I had was a cheap jig saw so I had to do this:
I took all four curved sections and clamped them all together.
Then I took a belt sander to them to make them all even up.
Fill in any voids with exterior wood filler.
If your sander starts to over heat I recommend you stop and take a water break.