How to Build a Fence. Day. Protect your kids and pets while boosting home security with a new privacy fence If you’re looking to increase home security and keep unwanted critters from your home, a fence can help get the job done. A few of the most popular fences include privacy, picket, split rail and basket-weave. ...
To do this, start by measuring the height from the top of the slats to the fence rail because that's where your new boards will sit. Tally that height to the 2 feet you are looking to add to the fence, as this will be the height of your new fence slats.
On The Fence Post: I set the circular saw depth to half of the width of the 4x4 post, about 1¾ inches. I marked the bottom of the notch about 10 inches down from the top of the post. I made the bottom cut by cutting horizontally across the post. I made two vertical cuts with the circular saw. This is somewhat risky, so I kept a good solid grasp on the saw.
Want more privacy in your yard but don’t want to replace the fence? Have a look at these ideas for extending the fence you have to block out your neighbours. While trees, vines, and shrubs may be nice in the long run, adding onto a fence or screen is a fast way to get privacy now.