Wooden Fence Making

I am making this wooden fence out of old planks which are different lengths but the same thickness, also two laths that are used for tiles. I will also use two screws for the planks.

Planning and preparation of wooden fence

First I measured the land, and the length of the fence that is also needed to be built in the height as well. When I measured the thickness of the laths that I will use as well as the free space between them. Based on this I got a number of the laths that will be made. Because I am using older planks, I picked the ones that look less damaged.

Cutting planks

On one plank, I drew a scheme of how other planks will look. I will use this plank as a base for other planks.

First I cut the length of the plank, I was looking so that the part that remain is the better looking one.

Later I cut the tip using the created scheme.

Sand Papering

Sand papering is done so that the plank is smoother, to take off the dust, and gain on the beauty.

Use a sand paper that is 80 +- 20 density. Am using a drill, you can use a saw, or any other tool.

I made a stand on the wooden panel. Did that by screwing the screws like on the scheme, lower than the plank that I will sand paper, so that it isn’t in the way. I made it so that on one end the spring pushes it and it goes faster.

For precise sand papering I Screwed two planks to hold it in place, and put a screw into the one I am sand papering.

On 1 meter square goes one sand paper.

After that I sand papered the lath.

Placing a Plank on the Lath

When placing planks on laths, it’s really important to place the first plank correctly. Because of the first plank we will place another one based on it.

It’s also as important to find a bottom part. Place the limiter for the bottom part, and with the limiter parallel on the chosen length. Both ends of the laths need to be the same distance from the limiter. At the angle at exactly 90° on the end of the laths we place a screw, and screw it in. Place the limiter parallel on the plank that we will define the free space, and screw in the plank.

If we didn’t calculate the free space, or the length of the plank, so that on the end the plank doesn’t fall off. The last 3-4 free spots we can increase for about 10% so that it isn’t noticeable easily.





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