How to Make a Little Fence

ok, have you been remodeling your house and have some hardwood floor board left? Well we did, most of them are rejects, some were just left over. So, me and my dad made this little fence around shed in our backyard. It took about 2-3 hours.

Step 1: Tools

Ok, you will need some tools.

1 pic: table saw
2 pic: compresor
3 pic: Compound Miter Saw

Step 2: Preparation

Get some boards. I used left over hardwood floor boards.
Cut them to desired height and width.
Make a pointy thing on the top.
Then make a frame, you can use any long boards, i used 1x2 boards.(i think). I used 2x4s for the ones that went into the ground.

Step 3: Nail the Boards

Use a nail gun and nail those small boards to the frame.
But first, nail two boards at each side of a fence and nail a long board to the top, make sure it is leveled.This will make it easier to make them look all even. Leave an inch between them.

Step 4: YOU ARE DONE!!!

You're done.
you can paint it, or leave it like that, you choice .
Leave some comment, don't be too cruel this is my first instructable.



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    8 Discussions

    Mr. Rig It

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Very nicely done. It came out really well. Great use of materials and tools.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet! Look forward to doing this... in my room. :-)

    Seriously, I'm not kidding.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    That's a very neat job - are you planning to put anything behind the fence? Plant pots, for instance?

    If you want to improve the Instructable, maybe break up step two into several steps - I have never used a table saw or a compound mitre saw, and it would have been interesting to see more of the how as well as the result.

    Also, did the wood need any treatment to help it survive the elements, or is your second Instructable going to be "How to paint a picket fence"?

    That is a picket fence, isn't it?

    2 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, and yes i will plant something behind it. I will paint the fence later on, just haven't done it yet. Yes, it is a picket fence.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    It could be done with just hand tools. A saw and a mitre box would do the cutting, and a regular old hammer and nails would work for attching. Sure, it's MUCH easier and MUCH faster with the power tools, but they aren't required. Also, I would create a spacer of some sort. Nail up a fence "tine", then hold the spacer next to it, and put up the next fence "tine". Nail it, and repeat.

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i forgot to mention that, i did make a spacer, i took two boards and nailed them together.