Whether used to define property boundaries, add privacy, or keep pets and children safe, a fence can dramatically enhance your home's curb appeal and backyard value!
Building your own wood fence can be extremely rewarding, and it's not as hard as you think. A DIY fence project allows you to choose what you want, does not need to be expensive, and it can be fun. There are a variety of wood fence styles that you can build, and a variety of wood types that are excellent for fence construction, see below!
Typical material list needed:
- Ready Mix Concrete
- Line Level
- Tape Measure
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Digging/Tamping Bar
- Post Hole Auger or Digger
- Fence Posts
- Fence Rails
- Deck Screws & Galvanized Nails
Good Neighbour/Shadow Box Fence
This fence type is strong, attractive and easy to build. Its design allows clean and uncluttered lines to be enjoyed by neighbours on both sides of the fence. The fence is built in modular panels that join together.
Split-Rail or Post & Rail Fence/Picket Fence
If you're looking for a modest fence that will help contain your home while also giving a natural-looking curb appeal, this is for you. It provides a simple border along your property line, and is one of the easiest fences to build. They are generally a shorter fence, typically under 4 feet tall.
Generally used for privacy or containment, this fence is commonly used to surround swimming pools or separate property lines. You can place the wood vertically, horizontally, on a diagonal, or however you want to add character or style to your design. This is typically a taller fence, around 6 feet tall, depending on your preference and need.
Iron/Aluminum Railing Fence
If you are looking to build a fence that is not made of wood, you will appreciate the ease of installation and the low maintenance of an Iron or Aluminum fence. It's engineered to resist the tests of time and weather and proven to outperform vinyl, composite, wood and steel materials.