Posted: May 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

Well I got the dreaded letter from the HOA.  They say I have to restain my fence.  I’ll admit it looks pretty rough, but I really didn’t want to spend time on it.

A few years ago, I rebuilt my fence.  At the time I wanted to come back and build a topper for the fence, but I never got around to it.

Well before I spend the trouble to powerwash and restain my fence, I wanted to go ahead and get the topper done.  Even though that wood will be new, after a powerwash and restain, it should look pretty good.


I built the above section to show the wife to make sure she was happy with the design before I did it around the entire fence.


I used some rusty iron stars I had.  Turns out the rust ran all over the wood after the first rain, so I decided I needed to get them painted.  I used some Rust Remover to clean the stars.  Then I just spraypainted them black…   It actually looks better.  I was going for the rustic look, but the black really looks good…

Here’s after I did one full section.


I bought the stars at a large outdoor sale, but they are available at a number of places.

Amazon sells them: Cast Iron Stars

Here’s part 2 of my fence post:  Fence Part 2


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