Fence Installment

Fence Installment
You may be able to get more enjoyment out of your backyard or garden area if you install a wooden privacy fence. While these fences can require some work to install, any dedicated and hard working homeowner with some do-it-yourself building experience can successfully raise a wooden fence.

The best option is to buy precut wooden fence panels that are ready to install. You can find them unfinished, or in a variety of stains and paint colors to match your home or property. You will need to start by setting posts, either wooden or metal, every 4 to 8 feet, depending o­n the size of the pre-constructed panels. Dig post holes that are between 24" and 36", depending o­n the material and size of the post. The rule of thumb is to set about 1/3rd of the post into the ground. Use concrete to set them in place, and be sure they are level before the concrete hardens.

Once your posts are in the ground all along the perimeter of your to be fenced space, all you will need to do is attach your fence panels with good quality screws. Be sure to buy high quality fencing panels, as the lesser quality kinds can easily succumb to warping, cracking, or bending from the elements and sunlight. If you'd prefer to cut your own fencing from boards or use individual fencing boards rather than panels, you will need to construct a top and bottom rail to attach them to.

This is fairly simple. You will need to attach a rail about half the thickness of the post to the top and bottom of each post, about 6 inches from the ground or top of the post. These can be joined using a slotted joint, butt joint, or lap joint. o­nce all of your rails are set, the fencing boards can be attached to them and you'll have your very own wooden privacy fence.