How Do You Build A Rustic Wood Fence?

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Building a rustic wood fence is a good way to visually define an area such as a yard or garden. In some cases, the fence may be intended to keep animals out or in, and in other cases they just may be for aesthetic reasons. Cedar, because of its natural resistance to rot, is a good wood for outdoor fences. Rustic fences are technologically simple to erect, but the process requires extensive physical activity, especially when digging the post holes and installing the posts. Plan the path of your fence. Use a pencil and graph paper to make a scale drawing. Mark the location of the post holes on your fence path. The distance between the posts should not be more than 6 feet or the structural integrity of the fence may be compromised. Dig your first post hole using your post hole digger and shovel. Your posts should be set 3 feet deep, so dig the holes at least 3 feet deep. If you use 8-foot fence posts, this will make your fence 5 feet tall. Mark the 3-foot mark on the post with a pencil ... more
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It's important to think about what you mean when you say "rustic". It's easy to purchase different grades or materials of wood so that it can give you a rustic appearance, or you could buy some regular wood and stain and treat it to get the desired look that you like. The installation of the rest of the garden fencing is pretty much the same as per any other form of garden wall though. You have to make sure that you measure and anchor your fence or wall so that it will be sturdy once everything is up! Calling a fencing company would be a good idea...

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