Operation turnout phase two is now complete and functional. Due to some needed flexibility on what happens with our patio area we decided to restrict the area to the length of the building for now. I tried to use elements to make it easy to expand in the future if necessary.
Here you can see the final result. The gate is on the lower left hand side of the picture. The process took me a total of 8 days which included a Saturday and 1/2 Sunday, and evenings during the week from 5:30-8:30 pm. In the beginning I was pretty inefficient. This was a very repetitive project so it was important to analyse what was taking time. The number one thing in any project like this is that I have to keep my pencil on my person at all times. You can waste a lot of time looking for a pencil on the ground. Having a pre-cut spacer that you can place between the boards helps a lot. I also learned that a pre-cut measurement between the top rail and the top of the board helped speed things up when making sure a panel remained straight. Another great time saver is to use a power bar. None of my tools are cordless, so having to unplug the last tool and plug in the next can suck up a lot of time.
I believe the materials cost me some where around $400 and covered 65 lineal feet of fencing. I think it would have cost me $800 to $1200 to have it built by someone else. So some savings there and I probably sweat off a few lbs in the heat.