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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello Everyone, I'm having some serious deer issues and I want to fence a 160' stretch of my property. I received a quote from a local fencing company of about $3600 for 8' fencing with a 4' gate, etc. It's a bit high and I'm now adding this to my project list. I've been searching around the...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I'm looking to build a fence like this, but instead of wood for rails, thinking some sort of composite black planks or aluminum strips. They don't have to be a structurally tuff as deck boards. Anyone have ideas to help control costs here and still make it look great? thank you
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have an existing 6' wood privacy fence. I would like to remove a section of the fencing and add a gate. The existing posts are about 8' apart. The area would not be easy to add another post hole. Is this even possible?
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi there--first-time poster with a fencing question. My neighbor's fence, along one side of my property, is stable but ugly (worn/busted pickets, etc.). I'd like to make it look better on my side, but putting up a new fence/posts with a gap will make my already-small yard even smaller. I'm...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, board. This is my first question here. ^^; I'm trying to re-landscape my entire yard. Here's a bird's-eye view of my lot: My house is on bottom, front door facing the bottom, and my garage is at the top against the alley. As you can see, my house is built right along the left edge of...
  6. Carpentry
    Hi, First time posting, so please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed (I tried searching and didn't find anything). I am a part-time handyman/contractor and am trying to make a privacy fence around a customers trashcans. He is interested in the sides being made from...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We have a smaller yard in Seattle and had a retaining wall built, there is no where to build a fence other than attaching to the top of the retaining wall. The builders of the wall glued each piece together and we opted for the large 100 lb or so blocks to fortify it. Now we would like a fence...
  8. Painting
    After doing a bunch of research on stains for my untreated cedar fence, I came to the conclusion that Ready Seal is my best bet for staining. The fence is 1 year old and has not had any treatment/stain applied so I think it is just considered rough cut. I do not believe it is considered milled...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Go easy on me as I'm a new homeowner and equally new to home repair! our front yard has an underscalloped vinyl fence. One of the pickets' peaks is cracked off (no idea how), and borders our neighbor's driveway. I don't like this eye sore for our neighbors and ourselves and would really like...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, We have an existing 6’ wood fence with 4x4” posts all rotting away and needs to be replaced. It is straight and about 100’ long. Our neighbors have agreed to pay half for a similar replacement fence. However, we would like to pay the difference to have the new fence be 8’ tall, and...
  11. Tools
    Hi guys, now as you all know the guide of the Makita saw bench is the weak point and as I started to use it more often it is damaged. And besides being inaccurate it was also dangerous. Browsing the web I saw several solutions I tried to collect them and this is my version.
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi, just finished building a shadow box fence. Now trying to figure out how the gates are built for a shadowbox fence. Looking online but haven't found any good picture that depicts the anatomy of a shadow box fence gate. the sides of my fence is built this way, 4x4 post. on the outside of 4x4...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Not sure if this was the right forum.... Best way to make a removable spot in my Vinyl Fence for truck access? I have a split rail looking vinyl fence and want to make a section that can be removed when needed. With 5x5 post I was thinking to cut a post at ground level a put some sort of...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm building a new "L" shaped retaining wall in my backyard, in which is the highest point will be 6' tall. I'm going to put a wood fence along the top, and wondering how to best set the posts as I'll have 12" of rock for drainage behind the wall + geogrid for reinforcement. 1) is it easier...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone: Looking for some input as my wife and I tackle one of my first and biggest challenges. We recently installed our own 6 foot privacy fence using PT dog eared pickets with our plan being to use the same pickets to create "trim" in the future. We live a craftsman-style home and are...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    I'm in process of building fence in front yard, and have set posts. The challenge is my grade is at a slight slope along the 100' of road frontage, just enough for the water to drain. When I'm setting the panels between posts, do I try and set them level, or also have them at slight slope...
  17. Electrical
    Currently remodelling a house in Nigeria which has a precast concrete fence as opposed to one made of hollow blocks. The fence doesn't have any pre-installed wiring for lighting so we want to install outdoor fence lights around the garden. However it'll be very difficult to install conduit...
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I just had this Breezeblock fence built in front of our house to create a front courtyard and more privacy. I am going to build my own gate which seems pretty simple and straightforward but I am not sure of the best direction to take in attaching it to the pillar. Should I: A)...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I have a Utility/Telephone pole in my back yard about 2-3 feet from the back edge of my property. Right now I just have chick wire as fencing to keep my dogs in but I want to put up a better fence/ Privacy fence to block the neighbors shrubs from growing into our lawn. How close can I...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    I have a gate with a pull type latch. The latch is activated by pulling a stainless steel cable. I need to attach this cable to the latch. I want to loop the cable through the latch where a hole is provided for this attachment. I need to crimp a ferrule onto the cable to accomplish this. I need...
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