Building A Fence
A couple of weeks ago, our family decided to plant a garden using raised garden beds. We had a blast building the boxes and planting a few seeds. We are excited to grow our own food and see how far we can get with our vegetables.
To accompany our raised garden beds we decided to build a small 3’ tall fence. Our adorable little puppies continually get in the dirt and we honestly did not want them to start eating the plants once they began to sprout.
Building a fence is surprisingly easy. It requires a few supplies and a few hours of dedicated work. We were able to build our fence in two nights. The first night we dug our postholes and used 4’ pressure treated 4×4 as our posts. We dug our holes 12” deep to ensure that our fence would be 3’ tall. Once our holes were dug we put the posts in and poured in the concrete to secure them.
The next day we used two 2x4s two foot apart and ran them horizontally between the posts as backing for our fence planks. We used 6’ cedar planks and cut them in half to fit our fencing structure. We secured each plank with four fencing screws and used a level to make sure everything was straight.
It was a fun learning experience for the whole family and was one of our spring projects. Our spring list is getting shorter and we are almost ready for this summer season. I think the next project we would like to tackle is adding a closet in our guest room to provide more storage!
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