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DIY Wood Fencing Installation

Fences can be made of aluminum, vinyl, iron, and wood. Likewise, all of these materials are made to mark territories and provide homeowners with privacy. Each of these raw materials has a different cost. Depending on the manufacturers, fences are ready-made and can be installed. However this may cost more than buying how-to-build-wood-fence-design-ideas-wood-fencing-diyraw materials. Among these materials, wood is known as the most basic and popular choice of homeowners.

Prepare the tools and materials

Here is a checklist of the tools and materials you will need: Boards and posts, Gravel and sand, Hammer, Hand saw, Level, Marking pencil, Nails, Paint , Post-hole digger, Power saw, Ready mixed concrete, Hatchet or small axe, Steel tape, Tamping rod, Wood chisel, Wood preservative

Setting the space between fence posts

Set the end or corner posts first. Afterwards, stretch a line in between these posts. Set your posts between 6 to 8 feet apart. However, the spacing relies on the type and purpose of fence, and the terrain, among others. The structural strength and appearance of your fence relies on the positioning of the fence posts so you have to take time measuring the gaps between posts. Provide a marker at the positions where the holes for the posts are to be burrowed.

Setting the posts of the fence

Set all posts with a third of their lengths placed under the ground. Do the same with posts that will manage big burdens. Dig the holes to the appropriate deepness. Affix the fence posts by burrowing holes that are larger at the bottom. Put two shovels or rocks at the bottom of each hole to avoid moisture from how-to-build-wood-fence-design-ideas-wood-fencing-diyseeping into the foot of each post. Treat the part of the fence post that will be buried using wood preservative.

Allow the treated part of the post to stay overnight You can also add concrete or dirt at the base of the posts. Or you can place two to three shovels of gravel at the bottom of each hole before erecting the post. Erect each post making sure that the top part of each pole is aligned with the other. Use stakes in each post after sighting the alignment. Readjust the posts by removing the nails that hold the braces. Keep each stake in position allowing the concrete to dry.

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How to Build a Fence

A fence can be useful for several things like privacy, weather barrier, and containment for children or just for decoration. Your imagination is the only thing that’s limit the design. You can get some good ideas when you are looking at other fences in your neighborhood or when you are looking in home magazines. You should also contact your city or residential association to make sure that there is no regulation for fence construction.

how-to-build-fence-diy-picturesLayout of your fence

The basic theory is that you stake out where your fence will be and stretch a string between them. This will be a guideline when you are installing the posts. If your fence starts with your house you will probably like to have it at a right angle. It is a simple procedure to get this right. First stake the spot where you like your fence to start. Fasten a string to the stake and stretch it out roughly perpendicular to your house. Measure out 1,5-meter out on the string and mark it. Mark a point on your house one-meter from the stake. Hold a tape measure diagonally between the one-meter mark and the 1,5-meter mark and move the string until the distance between the marks is 2-meter.

Step by Step How to Build a Fence

home-fence-design-fencing-how-to-diyTips for DIY Home Fence Design

"Good fences make good neighbors," wrote a beloved American poet decades ago. There is some truth in the idea that some of us function better when we know and respect common boundaries. This can be especially true when we put up fences in our lawns and around our property to keep trespassers out and the children or pets in. Still, it's not easy choosing where to put up fencing, the type that will best fit a property, and the most effective for a particular purpose. Here are a few tips that might help as you face this particular dilemma.

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