|Forum topic by b3528294||posted 08-13-2015 10:52 PM||1001 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
08-13-2015 10:52 PM
I’m looking to build a 5 ft tall 20 foot long decorative privacy fence. Horizontal slats. I’ll probably add a planter in front like in the pic below. This will be built in the Los Angeles area so not subject to much rain or humidity if that matters.
1. I’m going to use pressure treated 4×4x8 posts. 5ft exposed with 3’ anchored in the ground should suffice? Do I need to add concrete around the posts? Will that prevent rot or accelerate it?
2. How many posts do I need? Could I just use 3 posts? one
3. Should I use 4” or 6” wide boards? What type of spacing should I have between each slat? 3/4” for a 4” board or 1” for 6? Is there a good ratio between gap and board width?
4. What thickness boards should I use? I was thinking of 2×4 or 2×6 since they are cheap and easily available (2×4x10 is $3.50). They would also resisting warping due to their thickness? But they might be too heavy?
I’m going to stain the wood to the color in the pic to help protect the wood.
Any advice or tips that you can offer are greatly appreciated. Thanks!