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Old 07-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Hello.

Looking for suggestions on how to handle this transition (see pic). There is a pre-existing fence that angles down (2x4 cap) to a 4x6 corner post. I need to turn perpendicular and come with a shorter fence with a 2x6 cap. I just don't know the best way to handle the 2x4 and 2x6 transition.

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Can you step back and take a wider picture to give us a better frame of reference?

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Sure thing!

Here is a shot from a little further out. I have cut the two 4x6 that I want to put a top rail across. The cut is the highest I can go, but can come down maybe 2-3 inches and still be ok. My biggest concern is how to merry the top rail coming down at an angle to the top rail coming across at a perpendicular.

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For some perspective, here is another section that is in-progress now. This is the basic design skeleton with vertical pickets in the open area.
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For some perspective, here is another section that is in-progress now. This is the basic design skeleton with vertical pickets in the open area.
Are you centering the 2x6 top rail with respect to the 4x4 post?
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Well, the other sections have the 2x6 centered on the 4x, so there is equal overhang on each side of the 4x.

The problem section is only a short 8 foot section to get around the tree, there is a drive separating this section from the other run. So I could do something a little different here to address the transition if need be.
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run the rail over and notch around and onto the other top rail. 4x6 is 3.5 inch wide, 2x6 would need a 2" width notch excluding front rail over hang whatever that may be and a 5 1/2" length notch. the rail notch will basically just butt the side of the other rail with main attatchment of rail down through and into top of post.
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run the rail over and notch around and onto the other top rail. 4x6 is 3.5 inch wide, 2x6 would need a 2" width notch excluding front rail over hang whatever that may be and a 5 1/2" length notch. the rail notch will basically just butt the side of the other rail with main attatchment of rail down through and into top of post.
+1 on this one. Notching your new 2x6 rail so it fits around the 2x4 thats there will be easier than trying to cut back the 2x4 thats in place. Not to mention not having to deal with any odd mitred cuts.

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