A knot called a Trucker’s Hitch works on more than just mason’s line for laying out fences. I use them anywhere
I need constant, dependable leverage, like
holding this sapling out of the way.
By Mark Clement
I love fences—
good ones, anyway.
Shooting my eye down 100 feet of pitch-perfect, parallel fence posts rising true and straight from the earth speaks to my inner carpenter. And, once connected by rails and slats, I love to see how this simple
amalgam of boards ignites featureless landscapes and bolsters boring borders. I also enjoy that the mere presence of a fence is pivotal, because
fences impact the homeowner and the homeowner’s neighbor. I really think
it’s important that considerate attention be paid to designing and building
a structure I’m proud to put my name on.
Detailed here is a Western Red Cedar privacy screen designed to beautify a back yard and erase a poorly maintained rental on the adjoining property. The screen delivers succulent lines for the interior and a crisp, but
solid, wall from the outside.