Easy Fence Posts Question #1: Tim, what can you share about installing fence posts? My online research has me more confused than ever. Quite a few websites talk about putting concrete around each fence post. Is this a good idea? Are there other options? How deep should fence posts be? I don’t want to waste […]
Vinyl fencing is the answer for those who don't want to paint their fences each year. Vinyl fences are also stronger than wood fences and more flexible. However, be aware when installing vinyl fencing, it is more expensive and expands and contracts with changes in temperature.
Fence posts have to withstand a tremendous amount of wind force. If the fence post is not properly set, your fence will not hold. Discover a method for your setting wood fence posts so your fences will stand up to the pressure.
Steve is going to tackle a fence project in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. But he needs to a calculator to tell him how much material he'll need. Here's what he has to say: "Do you know a website or program I can use that will tell me how much material is needed to build a fence? […]
Katie Maguire is a woman after my own heart. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida and has some goats. I want a few goats to go hiking with me when I do outdoor ham radio. Read about Katie's new fencing that has loose posts: "Tim, I have a brand new fence on ten acres with sheep and […]
DEAR TIM: I plan to build a privacy wood fence as soon as the weather breaks and want to do all my planning now while the ground is frozen. I've got many questions, not the least of which is how to secure horizontal wood framing members to the vertical fence posts so the weight of […]
Quick Column Summary: Wood privacy fence cracking and leaning Wood fence post orientation Set fence posts in crushed stone, not concrete Use the right wood and the right size posts DEAR TIM: I've got a 5 foot 6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the […]
It is possible to build a stacked rock wall. Different techniques are required if the rock wall is to be a retaining wall or just a fence type wall. Be sure to calculate the weight of the earth pushing against the stacked rock wall if it will be a retaining wall.