Fixing the rails and fence boards
Fixing the Fence Rails:
To secure with nails or screws. a string line to both of the end posts 1750mm (70″) above ground, and mark all the intermediate posts along the string line.
The finish materials in a building, such as narrow boards applied around openings (window trim, door trim) and vertical corner battens. the top of the posts at the height marks.
A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the top The top and bottom frame member of a door or window (not the jamb). Cross member of panel doors or of a sash. Also the upper and lower member of a balustrade or staircase extending from one vertical support, such as a post, to another. The horizontal member of a fence. flat on top of the posts (fig 1). One rail will The horizontal distance between supporting structures. two sections (3 posts).
Cut, fit and nail the middle and bottom rail in between the posts so that the underside of the bottom rail is 1550mm (62″) down from the top of the see PILE, about 200mm (8″) off the ground and the A middle horizontal support piece of wood. is central between top and bottom rail.
Fixing the Fence Boards:
Fix the first A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. at the start of the fence line with the top of the board 50mm (2″) above the top rail. The bottom of the board should also be 50mm (2″) from ground. Use a Vertical; Upright. level to ensure the board is plumb (Plumb, upright.) and nail in place using 60mm (2 1/4″) Covered with a protective coating of zinc. flathead nails, 2 at each rail.
Temporary fix another board in place at the other end of the fence line.
Fix a string line to the top of both end boards, pull taut and raise slightly using a nail as a packer (fig 2).
Continue by placing another board against the first and just below the string line.
Nail in place and repeat that action until all boards are in place.
Check, as you are going, about every 10th board with a plumb level for plumb (vertical), and make any necessary adjustments. Ensure the tops of the palings do not touch the string line. keep approx 3mm (1/8″) below. This can be done by eye.