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How to Install a Picket Fence (page 1 of 2)

Add style around the perimeter of your yard with this classic-style fence.

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Materials

  • mason's string
  • masking tape
  • 2" galvanized drive screws
  • 4x4 x 8' cedar posts
  • 2" galvanized screws
  • 6d galvanized box nails
  • ready-mix concrete
  • drainage gravel
  • low-VOC paint or stain
  • 1" x 4" x 6' braces
  • 8' pressure-treated 2x4s
  • 1x4 cedar pickets

Tools

  • measuring tape
  • calculator
  • line level
  • plumb bob
  • hammer
  • power auger
  • carpenter's level
  • reciprocating saw
  • drill
  • circular saw
  • wheelbarrow

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