Wood fences may be difficult to clean, however, if they get paint on them. Vinyl fences will last much longer than a wood fence, up to a lifetime if using quality vinyl. They can come in a variety of colors that should not fade over time and are easily cleaned if they get paint on them.
Learn how to install a wood privacy fence on your property. Dig post holes, set the posts, attach the rails and pickets, install gates, and stain the fence.
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Labor tasks - Layout post locations. Dig post holes up to 3' deep. Set wood posts in concrete at 8' spacing. Install 2 horizontal rails between posts and nail 6' tall by 6"wide fence boards to rails. Wood Fence cost estimates may require an onsite inspection. Usually these estimates will be "free".
Installing a Shadowbox Wood Fence The instructions below show you how to build a shadowbox wood fence . A shadowbox fence has pickets alternating on each side, offering some privacy but allowing you to look through the fence at an angle.
Regardless of the type of wood you use, the nails should last as long as the fence, so choose hot-dipped galvanized nails if at all possible. The number and placement of the posts you use will be determined by the distance of your fence.
Basic labor to install wood privacy fence with favorable site conditions. Layout post locations. Dig post holes up to 3' deep. Set wood posts in concrete at 8' spacing. Install 2 horizontal rails between posts and nail 6' tall by 6"wide fence boards to rails.