How To Put Up A Fence

Learning how to put up a fence on your property is fairly easy. You will need certain materials, a basic understanding of tool use and a lot of time to undertake the project, however. the following is advice on how to put up a fence.


  • Wooden fence posts
  • Wooden fence boards, treated
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Saw
  • Post hole diggers
  • Measuring device
  1. First, buy everything that you will need from a construction supply or home improvement store if you don't have the supplies already.
  2. Then, determine where you will want the fence. Using a measuring device and one half of the length of the long boards as the key length, measure places where the holes will be. Dig two foot holes that the posts will be placed in. The boards will start at one post, cross another, and end at a third post. That is why half of the length of a long board is the measurement to be used.
  3. If you want to shorten the posts, pick a measurement for their height, add two feet (the underground part) and cut them down to that length. Place the posts in the holes, and fill the excess space with dirt. Pack and stamp the dirt in around each post so that it stands upright and is firm.
  4. Nail the boards to the posts. Each board should be nailed to one post. Starting at the middle (in width, not necessarily height), nail it to another middle post, which then crosses over and ends at the middle of a third post. The next board should start at the other side of the middle of the post that the previous board left off at. The amount of boards (in height) should be either two or three; if using only two boards, nailed to each post, one should be very close to the top of the post, and the other, in the middle. If using three rungs, one should be closer to the bottom, one near the middle and one toward the top. Continue nailing the boards to the posts until your fence is up and complete.

Learning how to put up a fence is not too difficult, but it requires a lot of time. Keep at it, and you can have a beautiful wooden fence around your property after your project is complete.

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