Creating A Modern Wood & Metal Retaining Wall & Fence

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We decided to raise our sloping front yard by installing a retaining wall and fence. The corrugated metal and wood design is inspired by some of the houses I’ve seen in Cayucos, California.

First, I had to get my ideas on paper. (enter the notebook…)

CC Retaining Wall Sketch

It was slow going, but it all came together nicely.

CC Retaining Wall Final

Here are some pics from the process:


Treated 4×4’s

Treated 2×4’s

Corrugated Metal Roofing

Behr’s Water Proofing Wood Stain (SC-104 Cordovan Brown)

2 1/2 Deck Screws

1″ Deck Screws for attaching the corrugated metal


Pocket Hole Jig

Miter Saw

Power Drill

Circular Saw