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(C)Prefab fencing panels go up quickly and come in a variety of styles. (D)Pressure-treated 2×4 rails let you construct a frame for the fencing from scratch. If you are building the fence from scratch, pressure-treated timber rated “above ground” is made for everything except posts. Stain rather than paint for a more lasting 

Building a fence on a slope can be challenging, since the posts and pickets remain plumb regardless of the slope of the ground below it. How you solve the problem depends on whether you're building a fence from scratch or using preassembled fence panels.

Get off-the-shelf panels, build your fence from scratch, or let a pro do the work. Prefab: A DIYer can find ready-to-install panels at home centers, lumberyards, and fence suppliers. Home centers tend to have the best prices; fence suppliers usually have better quality woods and the biggest selection of designs. The downside: 

Originally Posted by vsheetz View Post. I don't care for premade fence panels -. Your posts and gates have to have the exact correct spacing - not always possible; Stick built you can accomodate for uneven ground, slopes, etc. Better quality for less money can be done by rolling your own. IMHO 

The fence we build today is scratch built using deck 4x4's, two 6x6's, 180 5 8x5 1 2x6' fence pickets, 24 2x4's, and finally well over 2000 hot dipped ring The pickets on the prefab panels are spaced at 4 1 4 inches, which puts the panel count at 20, and leaves only about 1 2 inch nailing room on each side 

Why are fence panels important to you as a homeowner? Preassembled fence panels are revolutionizing the fencing world. These handy factory-built panels make putting up fences much faster and easier than conventional stick-building (building from scratch) techniques. In fact, nowadays many home improvement DIYers 

The Old Depot Project - Build your own picket fence using fence panels - garden fence. I'm just so excited to share We recently put up the picket fence and it's the best feeling to see something being built that will make a lasting impact to an area. Not only are we how to build a picket fence from scratch.

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