How to Build a Fence - Fence Plans

To build a fence, start by planning where you want to install the fence. Use a string line to lay it out. When arranging the fence posts, affix the end posts first and then add all the posts in the middle. This way your posts will be nice and orderly.

Use suitable wood for your posts and fencing. If you use pressure treated wood for the fence, make sure it is insect and rot resistant.


Cedar is the most expensive wood to use but it is also most likely the best choice of wood. Cedar has the least shrinkage of fence wood, so it will stay nice and even.

Be sure to build your fence completely on your property. Don't let it extend onto a neighbor's property or a public area.

Using an oil based wood coating on the finished fence will keep your fence looking new. Follow one of the free fence plans below to build your new fence.


Wood Fence Plans


Wood Fence Plans

Building a wooden fence can be made easy when you have detailed instructions along with helpful tips and you can find exactly that with this fence project.

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Install Vinyl Picket Fence


Vinyl Fence Installation

Here are easy to follow instructions on how to properly dig post holes, work with concrete and install vinyl fencing.

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Custom Picket Fence


A Custom Picket Fence

This plan has simple step by step instructions for building a strong and sturdy picket fence.

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Pipe and Chain-Link Mesh Fence


Pipe and Chain-Link Mesh Fence

This type of fence works great for when an area is needed to be fenced in quickly. Just follow these step by step instructions.

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Board and Lattice Fence


Board and Lattice Fence

Material list and directions for building a board and lattice fence.

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Board Fence Plans


Board Fence Plans

Free material list and directions for how to build a board fence.

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Build a Cedar Fence


A Cedar Fence

Here are simple steps on how to build a good looking fence out of eco-friendly western red cedar.

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Fence


Fence

Download these straight forward instructions along with a list of materials for building your own fence.

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Building a Horizontal Plank Fence for Privacy


Horizontal Plank Fence

Build this redwood horizontal plank fence that provides privacy to a sloping lawn.

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