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How to Build a Picket Fence

Building a picket fence from cedar or treated lumber adds beauty, privacy and a welcome buffer from the street.

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Materials

  • 4x4 cedar posts
  • 1x4 cedar pickets
  • 2x4 cedar railings
  • fast-setting concrete
  • wooden stakes
  • 1-1/2" galvanized screws
  • 2" galvanized screws
  • string
  • spray paint
  • gravel

Tools

  • post hole digger
  • electric drill with screwdriver attachment
  • tape measure
  • hammer
  • line level
  • plumb bob

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