Planning the Fence
Before you get started, check local zoning and building codes. Be sure
that there are no restrictions in your homeowners association rules.
Observe all property boundary setbacks and utility easements.
With a drawing of your land, mark off where your want to run the fence.
Mark where you want to add gates and walk the perimeter. If you are
crossing any underground utilities, call to have these marked.
Plan to set the posts just under 8
feet apart. We recommend that you space the posts every 7'
9" to allow for cutoff of checked boards and variations in
setting the posts. Measure the distance to be fenced and
calculate the number of boards required. The number depends of
the type of fencing.
Typically oak board fencing is three or four boards per section.
Increase the amount by 10 percent to allow for warped and split
boards. It's always good to have a few spares around in the
Have the fence boards dropped off
close to where they will be installed, preferably on the highest
spot. It's much easier to drag the boards downhill