shanks for extra holding power. Make sure your fasteners are approved for exterior use in chemically treated lumber. If you plan to conceal your posts behind the fence boards, then use a reciprocating saw to cut off the tops all at the same height prior to installing the fence boards. If you plan to leave them exposed above the fence, you can cut the posts later.
BOARDS Attach the fence boards secure- ly against the rails. The spacing between the boards will be deter- mined by your fence style of choice. On this fence, we decided to use the edge of a fence board to keep the gaps consistent. Place the first board along the
corner post and use a 4- or 6-ft. level to find plumb. Nail it home, using two nails per rail location. Place the spacing block next to the first board and position the sec- ond board against it. Drive in one nail at the top rail. Use that nail as a pivot while you find plumb, then nail that board home as well. Follow suit down the rail, spacing each fence board with the block. To make sure the tops of the fence boards lined up consistently, we leveled the ground between
We used the edge of a fence board as a spacing block.
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