making a picket fence


Postby drazyc » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:36 pm

Good afternoon,

I am about to install a picket fence around the endge of my patio area.

I am going to use the post holders that are bolted to the floor to hold the posts.

I have 2 options that i am looking at:

buy premade picket fence panels and install them using the relevant posts.

affix 2 batons across the posts and build my own picket fence (I think i should be capable).

The questions that i have are:

Does the wood need to have had a certain type of treatment for outdoor use and which treatment should i use if more than one available.

should i use galvanised nails or is screwing better?

Thanks for your help

Adam
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:07 pm

drazyc,
Use pre-made panels - you will not be able to buy the materials alone for the same price as a finished panel.
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Postby drazyc » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:58 am

[quote="stoneyboy"]drazyc,
Use pre-made panels - you will not be able to buy the materials alone for the same price as a finished panel.
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ok i will have a look into it.

Thanks
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Postby fencesllove » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:42 am

Just use pre-made panels....
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