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Wooden fences in cities have become a common occurrence during the past years. They provide a definition of property lines while, at the same time providing privacy. They allow one to have backyard activities without being observed by others. This results from good wood fence construction.

Fences exist all over the world, the majority being of wood. In the wilds of Africa one will find fences made of wooden branches piled to corral livestock. A farm in the country will have wooden fences for their animals. Some are plain, some are decorated but in any case, they identify the boundaries of the property.

In building a fence there are certain steps that must be followed if one is to have a completed project that is durable and serves its purpose. Proper construction means the difference between a neat and admirable enclosure or one that is sloppily built and non-lasting. To have a project that is properly constructed properly certain basics must be followed.

Materials required for a basic wood fence are the wooden boards and posts, preferably redwood or cedar; gravel; nails or screws; cement; a building permit and a surveyed fence line. For digging the hole, a hole digger is invaluable. While most people think it is no big deal to build a fence, hiring an expert in the field is well worth the money. They can do the job correctly and faster than an inexperienced person can.

When building a basic, straight wooden fence it is vital that the fence posts be set correctly. The corner post should be put in position first and then measurements be taken for the fence posts. Usually the posts are placed 6-8 feet apart. The strength of the fence will depend on this positioning.

Using the post hole digger, the holes must be at least one-third of the length of the post. A small amount of gravel is then put in the hole to allow drainage and assist in securing the post. Posts should always be treated with wood preservation prior to use to enable it to withstand the weather.

It is essential that the posthole be in an even, upright position. This can be done by using a level. When the position is determined concrete or dirt can be added and tapped in. After the pole is in the hole, it should be braced so it does not tip. After being set in the ground the posts should be left to stand for a few days before starting to add the fence boards and complete the project. : Other : many wood fence designs color : such color : as zig-zag, Ranch Rail, Grapestake or others would a require installation of : other types but the main thing to remember is That the basic construction requirements Remain the SAME.