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Custom Built Wood Picket Fence

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Project by FenceWorkshop posted 03-26-2012 06:14 PM 3120 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood picket fence was no walk in the park. I did a lot of the work in our workshop where I cut the four sides of each picket to form the pointed pickets. After I did that a few hundred times, I cut dual dados on each of the 6×6 fence posts. On-site it was just a matter of putting the fence together. I set my posts 8 ft apart and then mounted two 1×4’s inset between the posts. I then nailed in all the pickets and sandwiched them in by adding two more 1×4’ fascia boards. When insetting rails/fascia boards like this, it’s imperative that the cuts be precise in both length and angle. After I finished the fence, I stepped back and was really impressed with the final product. See more images 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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lizardhead

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 06:40 PM

I am a retired fence installer. Like you I have personally built a couple 100 miles of fence, my earlier days I built simple picket fences but later on I got into building custom fences in the Chicago area, Some of the fences you see there today (which are copied and mass produced) are my designs. The last 12 years before retirement I worked as a shop supervisor. In looking at your fence here, I wonder——ever think about matching the balcony railing from the house?

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 07:02 PM

Very nice work. Great style.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Steve Esterby

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 09:25 PM

really nice.I’ll bet it slows traffic!

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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