redwood fence

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Project by bleorgh posted 667 days ago 800 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked if I could build a redwood fence since I was a decent wood worm…..nothing fancy.. Basic panels which you can get from home depot or lowes. Instead of 8’ on center I put the post exactly 8’ apart. I sawed the legs off the cheaply built panels and added a 2”x10” as a kick plate to achieve a roughly 7’ tall fence. (Beware zoning restrictions, most cities say no fence more than 6’.) Pretty straight forward job. I enjoyed it.

-- The minute my 42" Crick level LIES I'll kiss your ass !

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#1 posted 667 days ago

Also as a tip. I used joist hangers for the kick plate to draw the post together EXACTLY 8’ as mentioned above. Its a trick I learned from my dad… do it while the concretes wet. The rest is done with a chain and come along to draw the panels together. TRUST me these panels are well worth the price BUT NOT square , NOT true, Miss measured and often times not even the color. In the store they all look ok… it’s just get the stuff and lets go! get home and you run across ONE panel thats sat on top and yellowed out from the sun. Take your time and try to sort through these… It took me an hour to pick 10.

-- The minute my 42" Crick level LIES I'll kiss your ass !

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#2 posted 667 days ago

Well done, thanks for the tips

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#3 posted 667 days ago

Very nice!

I hope you are allowed to use the pool after this! :-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#4 posted 666 days ago

Nicely done, looks good.

-- Ben from IL

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#5 posted 665 days ago

Looks great!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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