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Building a Picket Fence on A Slope

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Project by FenceWorkshop posted 12-04-2009 12:43 AM 30584 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work here in Georgia and most commonly when I build a fence, the land is very uneven. So everyone always wants to know how much more it’s going to cost to have to build the fence on the slope. Because of the way I build my wood fence, it takes right at the same amount of work, so I tell them “nothing”. Anyway, building a wood picket fence like this allows the pickets to stay tight to the ground and makes for a much more secure fence. While most of my fences require building them on a slope, this one was on a very steep incline, so I wanted to share it. Here are more pictures of this picket fence

-- Brent - http://www.fenceworkshop.com http://fenceworkshop.com/atlanta-ga/ http://fenceworkshop.com/raleigh-nc/ http://fenceworkshop.com/wood-privacy-fencing/





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HickoryHill

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 01:18 AM

Nice lookin fence! Fence Salesman myself….....don’t put too many in, but the way we build our wood fences makes it easy to go up and down hills. IMO a straight level section of fence, stepping down to another straight level section, etc, etc…....RARELY looks good.

Nantucket Post Caps?

-- Jim, Michigan

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 01:55 AM

looks good ,

kind of accordiony !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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FenceWorkshop

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 01:58 AM

Tater
Good to meet someone else in fencing. Not sure of the style of post cap. I consider them my standard wood 6×6 caps. We get them from Universal Forest Products. How’s the fencing going up in MI?

-- Brent - http://www.fenceworkshop.com http://fenceworkshop.com/atlanta-ga/ http://fenceworkshop.com/raleigh-nc/ http://fenceworkshop.com/wood-privacy-fencing/

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 05:55 PM

Looks great as usual.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 12-30-2009 06:51 AM

Fencing is going really slow now. Slower than normal. Gonna be a looooooonnnnnnnggggggg winter I am afraid.

-- Jim, Michigan

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#6 posted 12-30-2009 07:09 AM

nothing defines property like a nice fence

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 12-30-2009 07:13 AM

wonderful work looks pro alright

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lighthearted

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#8 posted 09-18-2010 04:23 PM

Brent-
I am about to build a garden fence. The plan is to use cedar post, into pea gravel holes (instead of concrete).
Two questions:
If I use cedar posts should I seal the bottoms with anything?
Is gravel sufficient and how deep should I dig.
We are in the northeast, with frost heaves. My yard is all clay
Advice is appreciated!

-- Chris http://thelightheartedwoodworker.com/

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#9 posted 01-26-2011 03:28 PM

That fence is really nice,I am also a fence man living in Georgia.I see that you take a lot of pride in your work and i can tell.I looked at the other pictures on the link that you provided and the pictures are good.Thanks for your time.

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 09-22-2011 11:56 PM

That’s some nice looking work there, sir. I put up a small section of fencing a few years ago – I”m just proud that it’s still standing and that the doors still swing nice and level!!

-- Harold

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