How to Build a Fence Quickly and Easily

How to Build a Fence Quickly and Easily When you are pressed for time or…

How to Build a Fence Quickly and Easily

When you are pressed for time or money, learning how to build a fence on your own may be the most effective alternative to calling a professional company to do it for you. There are several types of fencing available, so we will share with you the basic steps you need follow so you can build a fence. It is important to consider your design and appearance before you begin building the fence so you are sure you get everything you need. For simplicity’s sake, these instructions are for a wooden fence.

Step One: Measure the Area You Want to Enclose

Measuring the exact space of the area you want to enclose will help you determine how much materials you will need to get to build the fence. Knowing the total area you want to enclose will give you a number of posts you need and help you find a gate the size you need.

Step Two: Gather the Appropriate Materials

Once you have determined the amount of space you will be enclosing, determine the amount of fencing you need, along with the number of posts. You will need: cement, a post digger, a shovel, a sting line, a nail gun, a circular saw, a chop saw, and a level. Once you have all these things on hand, you can begin building the actual fence.

Step Three: Setup and Install all the Fence Posts

Dig the holes 18 inches deep for all the fence posts using the post digger. Set the posts about six feet apart throughout the entire area you want to fence in. After the posts are in the ground, mix the cement and pour it in the holes to keep the posts secure in the ground. Make sure they are plum and level with the ground. Allow the cement to dry and set for 24 hours before continuing with the fence installation.

Step Four: Cut and Install the Fence Rails

Cut two rails to attach to the top and bottom of the posts, four feet away from each other to secure the fencing planks onto.

Step Five: Secure Fencing Material Around Posts

Attach the wooden fence planks to the fence rails at the top and bottom. Continue doing this plank by plank until the entire fence is built. Depending on the planks you have purchased, they may go flush against each other, or they may have a small amount of room between them.

Step Six: Install the Gate to Get In and Out of the Fenced Area

You can either build your own wooden gate, or purchase a prefabricated one. This needs to be attached to the fence post using a hinge. Attach the gate closure to the other fence post. Once the gate is installed, the fence is complete.