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Old 08-21-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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I need to build a small section of fence and I want to know what the best way is to get the fence boards flush with the posts are like in this picture:


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what the best way is to get the fence boards flush with the posts are like in this picture
Like on the L.H. side?

It looks as if they used finishing nails to fasten the field boards to 2 horizontal nailers on the back side.

This is an unusual way to build a fence. Most similar fences have a "reveal" an offset between the post and the field. There is no issue with using galvanized finishing nails.

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Yep just like on the left side. I think it looks pretty good having the boards flush with the posts but can't quite wrap my head around the best way to accomplish this.
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Does the other side look the same?

Mark a line on the posts the depth of the fence boards
Secure a 2x4/nailer board just behind that line between the posts
Now when nailing the fence boards they will be even with the posts

If you want the top board also even with the posts then you need to go back the thickness of that board
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Thanks guys, figured it out.
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