How to Build a Wood Fence

Wood fencing idea - Installing fence posts

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Building instructions
  1: Install spikes and set 4x4x8 fence posts
  2: Attach panels to posts
  3: Build and install the fence gate
  4: Strengthen fence posts
  5: Attach a trellis to the top of the fence
  6: Decorative trellis idea
  7: Wood fencing - a landscaping idea for privacy
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How to build a wood fence?
With some basic technical knowledges, you can easily build a treated-wood fence or a garden palisade.

A wood fence improves security, adds privacy with your neighbors and determines the borders of your property. Its for giving a traditional look to your landscape too!

This step-by-step DIY instructions will help you for building a treated-wood garden fence with a trellis added to the top of the fence panels.
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Ground spike
Ground spike
 
Build a fence
Using post spikes
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Before starting to build your fence, check local codes and know your property lines. It would be a good idea to consult your neighbors!

First step: Mark the layout using string.

After that, purchase and install metal spikes for anchoring your fence posts.

Metal spikes used to set into fencing fence post to fix them into the ground.
 
 
How to install a post spike
Tools needed for installing a post spike
 
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Installing post sipke
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Many tools and hardware will be required to complete your garden fence project.

Hardware list:

Fence post spike, treated wood screws, post caps, bolts, handle, door wheels, door latche, door hinges, galvanized fence rail brackets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fence Post Anchor Ground Spike Metal
Fence Post Anchor Ground Spike Metal
 
Drive your metal post spike
DIY anchoring fence posts
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Anchor the metal post spike just a little bit in the ground.

Metal Spike cost: $8 USD
 
 
Post spike - fence post driver
Install the spike and wooden post
 
Install fence spike
Set fence post without concrete
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Start setting metal spikes into the ground:

Use a sledgehammer to drive it into the ground

Use a spike fixing tool (metal plate) for doing this task easier and to protect the top of the metal spike from becoming mis-shapenhere.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Compact the soil around the base.
 
 
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Ground spike for backyard fence
Way to install fence posts
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Before inserting one end of the fence post, level the metal spike.

Leave the head spike (hanger) out an inch of ground to prevent rust.
 
 
Foundation for fence posts in metal ground spikes
Foundation for fence posts in metal ground spikes
 
Position posts
Post spike anchor
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Keep the post base hanger outside of the ground to prevent rot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Set the post in the spike
 
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DIY wood privacy fence
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Lock the fence post in the metal spike head using a ratchet and an adjustable wrench.
 
 
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Setting fence posts
 
Building your own wood fence
Wood fence post
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
Two fence posts installed on the left.

On the right, a fence panel with treillis to the top.
 
 
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Set fence post
 
How to set fence posts
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How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
For added strength, a fence post is attached to the siding of the house.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wooden palisade
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How to set fence posts
How to install wood fence posts
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
You can easily replace a damaged fence post.

Simply unscrew the fence panels attached to the posts.
 
 
Remplacer une poteau de clôture
Broken fence post anchor ground spike
 
 
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Fix a broken fence
 
How to install fence post anchoring with spike :
 
It may happen that a metal spike head breaks under the force of the winds.

One of the solutions to solidify the posts and avoid breakage is to install fence post braces.
 
 
 
   
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