Tips for Building a Fence

Building a fence does not have to break the bank or be an intimidating project. It is a very do-able project for most DIYers! For us, we need to fence off a small portion of our yard to connect between two other fences, and when we got the estimates to have someone else build our fence we were in shock with the quote. So much so that we were bound and determined to do it ourselves, and we DID!!! ....and for a THIRD OF THE PRICES we were quoted!!! After finishing the fence I have some helpful tips for those of you who are also thinking about putting up a fence for your kids, pets, or to keep other neighbors out of your yard. Here is brief overview or you can find the full tutorial with pictures on my blog
Get tips and see full tutorial with picturs on my blog.
Start by digging holes for posts and setting them with concrete.
Once the posts have dried, attach your cross beams to the posts.
Now start adding your pickets. You can drill them or nail them in...your choice, but we chose to drill them in. You can find the entire tutorial on my blog at
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
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  • Thank you Alexandra!

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga Elizabeth Sagarminaga on Jan 28, 2014
    An extremely neat job. Whilst you can go ahead and instal wooden fences, metal fences may be in a different league altogether. Also, you may need advice on the best material to be used for fencing. If so, you can look up our company. We are a vinyl fence company but offer a wide variety of fencing options,including wood, metal and chain link fences, as well as gates and hardscape.