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