Wrought Iron Fence

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The wrought iron fence was just one piece in my Halloween decorations this year.  It was actually a part of the mini graveyard I constructed on my front lawn.

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I wrote out my materials list and the steps I used to make it.

Wrought Iron Fence Materials:

1/2″ PVC Piping

1″ x 2″ x 6′ Lumber

1″ Wood Screws

Power Drill

7/8″ Drill Bit

Impact Driver

Foam Sheets

Hot Glue Gun

Black Spray Paint

Hammered Spray Paint

My Steps:

I cut my PVC pipes to approximately 3 feet tall and I used 35 posts.

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I bought the 1 x 2 x 6s and decided to keep them at that length.  I used 6 of them, 2 for each of the 3 sides of the fence.

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I marked the places on the 1 x 2 x 6s where I wanted the PVC pipes to go.

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I used the power drill and 7/8′ drill bit to drill holes through the 1 x 2 x 6s.

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I got the foam sheets from the Dollar Tree.

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I cut out 2 points for every PVC pipe post I used.  I used 35 posts.

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I used the glue gun to glue the points together along the 2 longest edges.

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Then I opened the bottom of each glued point and added some hot glue to the inside.  Then I slid the point over the top of each PVC pipe and pressed the glue onto the pipe.

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Once all the points were on the pipes, I slid the pipes into the holes created in the wood.  Each pipe went through 2 different pieces of wood.  I used another flat piece of wood to line up the PVC pipes on the bottom so they were all on the same level.  

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For the back part of the fence, I left out each of the PVC pipes on the end.  For the left and right sides of the fences, I left out the last PVC pipe.  The one that will connect to the back part of the fence.

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I used the impact driver to drill screws through each wood pieces into the PVC pipes to keep them in place.

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Once the fence pieces were assembled, I had 3 parts: back, left, and right.  I put them on some cardboard along with my 2 extra PVC pipes.

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I sprayed them with some flat black spray paint.

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Then I flipped them and sprayed the other side as well.

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I did the same thing with the Hammered Dark Bronze spray.

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Once everything was dry, I assembled the fence parts.  I used the 2 extra PVC pipes to connect the fence parts so they could swivel.

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Once I connected the parts, the fence was able to stand on it’s own (and look darn fine doing it).

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I’m sure the fence alone would be a nice addition to any yard for Halloween.  I added some columns and tombstones to mine.  Check out my tutorials for instructions!

Graveyard Columns

Tombstones

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