Got Ugly Metal Fence Posts? Easy DIY Cure!

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2 Hours

Many areas of the country use metal fence posts in building back yard fences to provide a strong, long lasting barrier that stands up to wind and sun rot. The only problem with that solution is that they are just, plain, ugly. Here at TGG, we have a great yard and garden, but I couldn’t stand to look out of the window each day at those ugly metal fence posts! So if you have this problem, here is the DIY cure, step by step! (Did I forget to mention? It’s easy!)


Wood fence boards, tall enough to cover to the top of your fence posts, and at least as wide. We used 5 ½ foot tall, six inch wide cedar fence boards.

Screw Eyes, we used

Flexible wire, we used 18 gauge

Tape measure or yard stick


We are going to be creating a wire loop on the back of the wooden board, to hang over the top of the metal fence post, which will in turn cover the metal post with the wood. I suggest you read through the whole post, and check out the photos, and it will all become clear on how simple it is!

The loop will hang off of the top bracket or fence line. Measure 2 ½ inches below the spot where the wire will hang off of. 

Now lay out all you boards, and assembly line style, mark all your boards at that same measurement, and one inch in on both sides of the board.

Cut a 15 inch long piece of wire for each board

Hang the wire loop over the top of the fence post. 

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  • Kevin Oblisk Kevin Oblisk on Sep 09, 2018

    How is the bottom of the board hiding the metal pole anchored ?

  • Danielle Danielle on Sep 11, 2018

    My question isn't about the fence, it's the borders on your bed. Is it concrete? How far underground was it sunk? It looks great and soooo low maintenance.

  • Crystal Jean Crystal Jean on May 28, 2020

    How did it only cost $24?

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