Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
installing fence panels

How to Install Wooden Fence Panels

The first step in attaching preassembled fence panels to fence posts make sure the panels are positioned at the proper height on the posts so the fence rails or stringers align with the posts and the fence is level and straight. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Cut Wooden Fence Panels to Length

When installing preassembled fence panels, you may need to trim the length of some of the panels to fit the allotted space. Watch this video to find out how to cut a fence panel to length.
Danny Lipford working on building a pressure treated wood privacy fence.

Build a DIY Privacy Fence and Fire Pit for Your Yard

Find out how to build a pressure treated wood privacy fence and lattice screen in your yard, as well as an easy to assemble stone fire pit. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Layout Wood Fence Panels

When installing a wooden picket fence using preassembled fence panels run a string from the top of each fence post to use to level and align the fence panels. Next, position each fence panel on the posts, leaving approximately 2” of space between the bottom of the pickets and the ground. Watch this video to find out more.
fence made of recycled plastic

Recycled Plastic Fence

Fencing made from recycled plastic milk jugs is an eco-friendly way to enhance your yard. Composite decking, composed of plastic and sawdust, is another plastic product that is a durable alternative to wood decking. Since not all composite is made from recycled materials, check with the manufacturer if you want to make a green choice for your home.

How to Set Fence Posts in Your Yard

Laying out and installing posts for a fence in your yard is not that difficult if you take the time to make sure everything is straight and level. Watch this video to find out how to set the fence post for a wooden picket fence in your yard.
Recycled PVC Pipe Fence

How to Make a Fence from Recycled Plastic PVC Pipe

Check out this idea submitted by one of our visitors for a great way to reuse leftover scraps of PVC pipe by turning them into a fence! Read on to find out how it was done.
reinforcing a wooden post

How to Reinforce a Wooden Post Set in Concrete

Setting a wooden post in concrete makes it more stable and secure, but as the wood shrinks over time, it can cause the post to become loose. To prevent this from happening, drive several large, rust resistant nails in all four sides of the post at different angles. Watch this video to find out more.
sagging fence gate

How to Reinforce a Fence Gate to Keep It from Sagging

A section of preassembled fencing can be used as a gate as long as extra reinforcement is used. Watch this video to find out how to reinforce a gate to keep it from sagging.