5 awesome DIY fences and fences to make with wood, metal or brick

Fencing a property is a necessity that becomes urgent when there are reasons of security or privacy , so in the vast majority of cases any garden or plot of land is always delimited in some way, even rudimentary, but if it is the areas that surround our homes it is likely that fences or fences are more massive, durable and capable of offering a minimum of shielding from the outside.

Depending on the needs, therefore, we may only need a simple fence or perhaps a higher and more compact fence, and although certainly turning to professionals to build walls or install railings is always a very valid option, sometimes we prefer to resort to less expensive solutions. , providing for fencing the garden with DIY techniques .

1. The simplest solution, to be used also to divide areas of the garden: the classic fence with pointed American-style poles, so that recycled wood (properly treated) such as pallets can also be recycled.

2. A more refined and modern design, but very simple: wooden planks are mounted on the iron supports, alternating them from side to side.

3. Any fence with simple shapes if painted black or dark colors immediately takes on a more modern and sophisticated look.

4. With thin planks on high and wide supports: it is an essential design but of great impact.

5. If you prefer to use wider wooden boards but also want the fence to have a refined look, mount them between dark metal supports as in this case, creating many panels to be placed side by side (and one of these will perhaps be the entrance gate ).

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How to build a wooden fence

In light of all this, our advice is to opt for local woods, such as larch or, secondly, pine or fir if well treated.

Larch is a perfect wood to be used outdoors even without treatments , it has a warm color, withstands bad weather, and is easily available even after many years.

Alternatively, it is possible to use round or half-round fir or pine poles treated in an autoclave with vacuum pressure (the green ones to understand).

These piles, once treated, can also be buried (although in this case a further treatment with catramine or carbolineum is recommended).
Being poles made from a single trunk, however, they have cracks and splits which, while not compromising the stability of the structure, may not like it aesthetically.

In case you decide to use larch , unless you want to leave it raw, we suggest a treatment with protective oil for outdoor use .
The oil, unlike the impregnant which is a dry product, keeps the wood greasy and protects it from cracks and fissures.

A palisade can be built in many ways: with vertical boards, with horizontal boards, with diagonal round poles, with double diagonal round poles …

The only element that remains constant in all versions are the pillars which will be placed at a distance of about 150/200 cm from each other and which will act as support and anchor to the ground of the structure.

We suggest covering the top with special steel pole covers, in order to protect the most exposed part from the elements.

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