The bloggers in The Cavender Diary turned into a useful fence gate kit for a structural face lift. You, too, can rely on something similar from the local home improvement store to assist you on your DIY project! As soon as you’ve picked up a starter set, remove the pliers in the first frame and set aside to reuse. Then cut pressure-treated 2×4s to make a new, sturdier, rectangular frame, and build the planks flat on the floor using the kit’s mounts. Hang the fence framework set of the old gate, re-attach the stored slats, and blot for a finished look that is equal parts natural and vibrant.
Step 1: Establish the articles
The closer your articles are to one another, the less warping you’ll experience of your fence boards between articles. Take care that every hole is as exact as possible so the articles are level. Place posts in holes and mix 1 bag of 80-pound concrete for every single post. Pour concrete into every hole and use a level to ensure posts are straight and level.
The quantity of 1x4s required will depend upon how big the fence will be. 1x4s will be necessary for the tops and bottoms of each fence section in addition to a”cover” for each 4×4 post.
Adding fencing around your 4×4 posts to keep unwanted visitors from your backyard and will also help keep pets in.
While the painted 1×4 boards are drying and following the articles are treated, attach fencing to 4×4 articles with a crown nailer or staple gun. 4x4s might also be painted if desired, but make certain to do so before adding fencing. Bear in mind maintenance painting on the 4x4s will difficult due to the fencing.
Meanwhile, 1x4s may be removable for maintenance or can be replaced completely, if needed, without affecting the integrity of your fence.
Make certain to measure between every post before making cuts, as there are bound to be discrepancies. Paint the ends of each plank before attaching. Attach bottom boards into the middle of every 4×4 with a drill and 2-inch exterior screws.