Fences

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  • Installing a Vinyl Fence

    Vinyl fences come either panelized or as board-and-rail systems. Like wood fences, they look great as long as you set the posts plumb and in a…

  • Build a Privacy Fence

    This article will help you avoid major pitfalls and costly mistakes when you're planning and installing a privacy fence. We'll show you the…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Renew Wooden Fences

    Make a gray, sagging wood fence look new again. With a few simple repairs, a thorough wash with a power washer, and a nourishing coat of oil…

  • Construct a Custom Fence and Gate

    This article tells how to build a durable, good-looking fence, from start to finish. We designed it to be strong, using sandwich construction,…

  • Deck Privacy Fence

    Convert a deck railing into a handsome privacy screen and block nosy neighbors, unsightly views, wind and noise. It's easy to build and will…

  • How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

    Want perfect end cuts every time? We'll show you how to get them on your table saw. Follow these tips, tricks and techniques to make straight…

  • How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen

    This airy screen provides the perfect solution to a less-than-private patio or deck by screening in your outdoor living area. The screen offers…

  • Fence Post Repair

    Here’s how to remove a rotten fence post quickly and easily with a shovel and sledge hammer and set the replacement post so it won’t…

  • Cheapskate Picket Fence

    I needed to make a fence for my new dog.

  • How to Repair a Chain Link Fence

    A damaged chain link fence rail can easily be repaired by cutting out the bad section and sliding in a new piece. Learn how from our fence…

  • Maintenance-Free Fencing

    Learn the pros, cons and relative costs of low-maintenance exterior fences made from vinyl, steel, aluminum and composite materials, along with…

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