Decking, Fencing & Railing
Decks & Fences
Guides, tools and more to help you create the ultimate deck and fence.
Board-and-batten fencing mimics the siding once applied to farm sheds, barns, and similar outbuildings. An important part of this fence is the cap rail. Without it the end grain of every board would be exposed to the weather, shortening the life of the fence.
Time: 3 hours
Here's a fence that will have enormous impact in the garden. Lengths of lumber in two sizes are butt-jointed to fence posts. The grey stained planks are precisely placed in a linear pattern, creating a stunning contemporary wall that has just enough privacy without compromising...
Time: 5 hours
Install blocking between joists to prevent twisting, especially on spans longer than 8 feet. Measure each piece of blocking separately to allow for any difference in the thickness of the joists. This will keep the blocking from bowing the joists.
Time: 2 hours
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