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Instructions – Steps 3
Step 3. Space the palings
The distance of the gap between the palings is crucial to forming a good circle. In this instance, the palings are 25mm (1″) thick so the gap will be 10mm (3/8″). If the palings are a different thickness, then the gaps will also need to be different. (See The Gap Equation on the next page for a detailed explanation.)
If you use palings of a different thickness, use the Gap Equation on the next page to establish the gap size. That is, divide the thickness of the paling by 2.6
Note: This gap formula will only work if the corners of the palings are square. If the corners are rounded the equation will not work.
There is however, another method that does work. There is a way you can use Any of the framing wood. with rounded corners, as explained on page 8.