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In this article, we''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[4,4]],"":[[4,4]],"":[[4,4]],"":[[4,4]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''ll complement your home and the neighborhood and not be an eyesore.

Tools Required

  1. 4 ft. level
  2. Air-powered finish nailer
  3. Circular saw
  4. Drill/driver - cordless
  5. Hammer
  6. Hearing protection
  7. Jigsaw
  8. One-handed bar clamps
  9. Posthole digger
  10. Power auger
  11. Safety glasses
  12. Shovel
  13. Speed square
  14. Stringline
  15. Table saw
  16. Tape measure
  17. Wheelbarrow

How to Build a Fence Overview: Project scope, design and key tools

Good fences may make good neighbors, but an ugly, flimsy or poorly built one won’t make anyone happy. This fence, on the other hand, is durable, handsome and sure to please everyone. Rules in most regions require that the best sides face out (toward the neighbors), but our fence is designed to look good from both sides. Here are 10 other modern fence ideas you can thing about.

We used treated 4x4s for long-lasting posts and “sandwich” construction for the panels for strength and easier assembly. This fence isn’t cheap compared with the cost of a fence built from preassembled panels from a home center. But this fence has thicker, higher quality wood, more detail and better fasteners than any store-bought selection. And we designed it so anyone who can handle a circular saw and level can build it.

We’ll show you how to build a wooden gate, line up and set posts, build sturdy panels and construct elegant, no-sag gates that are wide enough for a lawn tractor to pass through. We’ll also share tips on achieving solid footings, secure connection and fastening methods and staining that’ll ensure trouble-free decades of service. This project doesn’t require a pickup load of expensive tools either. Aside from the standard posthole digging implements and basic carpentry tools, you’ll only need a circular saw, a screw gun and a 4-ft. level. But to really speed up assembly, get a 15-gauge trim nailer with 1-1/2-in. galvanized nails to nail on the pickets and panel boards. The nails hold everything together until you permanently screw the upper and bottom rail pieces together. A table saw also comes in handy for ripping panel boards to width where needed.

Fence Design Approval and Property Lines:

Start with city hall. Most likely you’ll need to apply for a fence permit from the local building inspections department, so begin by picking up the application along with the local fence regulations. The regulations will include setback requirements from your property lines to the fence and maximum allowable heights. These details will likely vary for front and backyard fences and can even be different for houses on corners or adjacent to busy streets, so study them carefully. You’ll probably be required to submit a fence plan with the completed application. The plan should be a dimensioned overview of your property that clearly shows your property lines along with your proposed fence outline and its heights and distances from the property lines. Any other details that are required will be covered in the regulations or permit application.

Woodworking Bench Free House Plans UKhow to Woodworking Bench Free House Plans UK for If you live in a “planned” community or subdivision, you may also have to submit the same information to a planning committee for approval. The committee’s regulations can be even more rigorous than the city’s and may govern materials choices, colors and even the final design. Ignore regulations at your own peril. Build a fence without either planning committee or city approval and you risk having to tear it down and rebuild it.

Project step-by-step (21)

Step 1

Mark Property Lines

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Start by finding and marking your property stakes. One will be found at each corner and anywhere your property makes a jog. You can either find the stakes on your own or hire a surveyor. It''s a steel stake instead of some other buried metallic object. A good tip is to go to city hall and ask for a copy of the “Certificate of Survey.” It will show the exact stake locations.

While you''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''t forget to position posts spaced to fit each gate size. The object is to space all posts about the same distance apart, which may mean adding or subtracting a full panel and lengthening or shortening the other panels. In our case, we added short, slightly different panels on both sides of the gate to make up the difference in the side part of the yard. Our fence design will work well for any fence panels up to 8 ft. wide, but you''s practically impossible to set, plumb and brace posts on your own. Rest each 10-ft. long 4x4 on the gravel base, and then screw a couple of 1x4 braces near the top of the post and drive stakes into the ground near the end of the braces. Line up the post edge with the string line mark and plumb the post in both directions while your helper screws the braces to the stakes. This takes some patience. Most likely you''t necessary, but fix any posts that are more than 1/2 in. out of alignment.

Posts that flank gates demand extra care during plumbing and bracing. It''{"":[[300,250],[300,600]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''ll not only get a cleaner look with better coverage but also save hours of staining time. You can coat all the edges super fast before the boards are installed. But, make no mistake about it: Staining your fence will take nearly as long as assembling the panels!

One way to speed up the process is to use a roller with a 1/2-in.nap sleeve. Pour a couple of gallons of stain into a 5-gallon pail and hang a roller screen ($3) from the side of the pail to load the stain onto the roller. Lay out the boards on sawhorses and stack five or so boards side by side on edge to roll several edges at once, then flip them over and stain the other edge. Roll out both of the flat sides and roll out any runs. Then set the boards aside on a couple of long 2x4s to dry. Apply the second coat. To help your fence last rot-free for years, brush stain on the edges and ends of the boards after cutting. That''{"":[[300,1050],[300,600],[300,250],[160,600]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''s high enough for visual privacy but low enough so you can visit with neighbors through the “jail bars” near the top. You can vary the height if you wish, but you''t nail higher than 6 ft. Otherwise, you may hit the nails with the saw blade when cutting the posts to height. Leave at least a 1/2-in. space between the concrete and the 1x4 to keep the bottoms from rotting.

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Step 7

Mark the Lower Rail Height

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Hold the 2x8 against the posts 10 in. above the concrete and scribe both ends using the posts as your guide. The bottom rails follow for 1 last update 2020/07/13 the slope of the yard, so this establishes the exact cutoff angles. Cut the 2x8s to fit, minus 1/8 in. for clearance and use them as patterns to cut matching 1x8 bottom rails to install later.Hold the 2x8 against the posts 10 in. above the concrete and scribe both ends using the posts as your guide. The bottom rails follow the slope of the yard, so this establishes the exact cutoff angles. Cut the 2x8s to fit, minus 1/8 in. for clearance and use them as patterns to cut matching 1x8 bottom rails to install later.

Step 8

Install the Rails with Metal Angles

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Screw 2x3 angle brackets to the center of each post (2 in. below the marks) using 1-1/4 in. joist hanger screws and a 1-3/4 in. spacer block. Then screw the 2x8s bottom rails to the brackets using the marks as a guide for the proper height.

Step 9

Cut the Top Rail Curves

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Layout a top rail, cutting a 1x8 pattern for the top rails. Bend a knot-free 1x2 on a 6-ft. 1x8 to make a smooth curve (If you have more than one-panel width, make separate patterns.)  Cut the curve with a jigsaw and use it as a template for the upper 1x8 rails.

Step 10

Level and Mark the Posts

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Next, mark the top of the fence panels on each post. There''re unsure, tack boards to the tops of each pair to simulate the panel heights before settling on final heights.

Woodworking Bench Free House Plans UKhow to Woodworking Bench Free House Plans UK for Center the rails between the posts even with the top layout marks and then hold them in place and scribe their length and cut both sets (front and back) to length for each panel. Cut them to length, minus 1/8 in.

Step 11

Screw on Cleats for the Rails

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Predrill and screw a 3/4 x 1-1/2 x 12-in. long cleat to each side of the posts below the top rail mark with three 3-in. deck screws. Space them 1-1/4 in. from the edge opposite the framing clips below. (See Figure A.)

Step 12

Add the Top Rails and Paneling

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Screw one pair of upper and lower rails to the cleats with two 2-in.deck screws at each end. Cut a 1x6 panel board to length, center it in the panel and tack it 2 in. above the lower edge of the upper rail with a couple of 1-1/2 in. galvanized finish nails at each end. Be sure to angle the nails when driving them in or the tips may project through the other side. After you''re angling them enough. Then cut and tack the rest of the boards into place using a carpenter''ll have to rip the end boards of each panel the 1 last update 2020/07/13 to width.Screw one pair of upper and lower rails to the cleats with two 2-in.deck screws at each end. Cut a 1x6 panel board to length, center it in the panel and tack it 2 in. above the lower edge of the upper rail with a couple of 1-1/2 in. galvanized finish nails at each end. Be sure to angle the nails when driving them in or the tips may project through the other side. After you''re angling them enough. Then cut and tack the rest of the boards into place using a carpenter''ll have to rip the end boards of each panel to width.

Step 13

Nail Up the 1x2 Pickets

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Cut 12-in.-long 1x2 pickets. Center and tack the first one, then space the others with a 1-1/2-in. block and tack them. Use 1-1/2- in.-galvanized finish nails are driven at an angle.

Step 14

Add the Second Rail Boards

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Screw the last two top rails (the other halves of the top rails) and the bottom 1x8 rail into place with two 2-in. deck screws into the 1x2 cleats at the end and then into the rails on the other side spaced about every 6 in. These screws clamp all sections together.

Step 15

Cut the Posts Tops

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Mark the posts 4 in. above the top rail. Then set a circular saw to cut about 1-1/2 in. deep and cut from both sides. Finish the cut with a handsaw.

Step 16

Install Post Trim and Caps

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Cut 1x6s to post length and nail them over the exposed faces of the 4x4 posts. Use pairs of 2-in. siding nails driven every 8 in. Cut 1x4 top caps to length and nail them on with 2-in. siding nails. Then cut and bevel the post caps and fasten them with two 16d galvanized casing nails driven at opposite corners.

Step 17

Cut and Assemble the Wooden Gate Frame

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We give the dimensions for our 6-ft.wide double gate in Figure B (in Additional Information below). But in reality, it''ll have to make a new pattern. Push both sides together and square them as a unit by shifting them until the diagonal measurements are equal. The frames are fairly pliable, and it''re pushing against.

Step 18

Add the Panel Boards

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To panel each gate, begin with two 1x6 boards cut with a 45-degree angle at one end and lay the points in the lower corners of the frames. Once you scribe and nail the boards, the frames will be rigid and you can simply fill the panels by scribing and cutting the rest of the boards spacing them about 1/4 in. Use the assemblies to measure and cut the frame for the other side of the gate, remembering to overlap the ends in the opposite direction.

Step 19

Screw on the Trim

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Cover the board edges with a second frame. Fasten it with a 2-in. screw into each panel board and two at each end and remember to predrill when driving screws near board ends. Flip it over and screw the other side the same way.

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Step 20

Space and Hinge the Gates

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Here''s simple to mount the hinges to the posts and gates. Attach a 1x4 gate stop to the fixed gate, leaving a 1-in. overhang.

Finish by installing the rest of the hardware. If you choose double gates, it''s not needed.

Step 21

Foot Latch Pipe

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Screw the foot latch to the bottom edge of the fixed side and then, with the gates closed, drop the “foot” and mark the ground. Drive a 12-in. long, 1-in. thick chunk of PVC piping into the ground with a maul. The pipe will fill up with soil, so it''{"":[[""]],"":[[""]],"":[[""]],"":[[""]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''recirc-play-icon''https://www.familyhandyman.com/wp-content/plugins/pup-video/images/play-icon.png''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[1,1],[320,50]],"":[[1,1]],"":[[1,1]],"":[[1,1]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}' href="">Project Plans