Fences make good neighbors, as the saying goes. Fences help define your property and provide privacy, depending on the type of fence you build. An upright palisade fence, also called a picket fence, is strong and affords much privacy, especially if it is at least 6 feet tall. Plant flowers along the fence for a decorative touch.
Materials Needed - A squirrel sits on a painted palisade fence. Materials needed for building a palisade fence: 8-foot posts of 4-by-4-inch tanalised timber (posts that are pretreated with preservatives) 12-foot lengths of 3-by-1.5-inch sawn timber, which simply means rough sawn 6-foot lengths of 3.5-by-1-inch sawn timber 3-inch galvanized nail 2-inch galvanized nails Post mix The above is an example of a 6-foot fence, according to gardenzine.co.uk (see Reference 1). The posts are sunk into the ground every 6 feet. To find how much you need for your fence, measure the ground you want to cover and divide by 6 feet. For horizontal measurements, use three rails to span across the posts. Again, divide the length by 12 feet and multiply by three. The vertical straps are usually already cut to 6-foot lengths. You should need about 10 of these per 3 feet.