Making a wood fence

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by shamus, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    I have often been asked where did I buy my fences from, my reply has always been “I scratchbuilt them” So I thought I might share with you all how I make them.
    I use 1/16” square for the main stringers, and stripwood for the struts. Contact adhesive is used to glue it all together, here in the UK it’s called “EVO-STICK” or “BOSTICK” White wood glue is not recommended because it will take far too long to go off. With contact adhesive, it takes 2 minuets to adhere.
    Photo “A” shows a finished and weathered fence.
    Photo “B” shows a partly made fence and the wood needed to make another.
    Photo “C” shows that I cut the stripwood down the middle for the struts.
    Photo “D” shows the start of the fence.
    Photo “E” the completed fence.

  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    It's interesting that you posted this when you did, because I've been contemplating how to make some fences for the past couple of days... Thanks for the tips!


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