A Picket Fence Design – Downloadable Plans
Use this picket fence design from the drawing boards at GardenStructure.com. This picket fence appears the same inside and out. It is a simple thing to build using the plans. A fence is never as good when builders wing it from a photo you found on line. Invest in something beautiful, use our picket fence plans. We built all of these projects and created the instructions to train our builders in the art of garden woodwork. They really work!
The plans include details for a decorative arbor seen in the first gallery image. The larger light post, single and double gates as well as the clad posts are included. Send us photos of your completed project and we will show off your skill!
A Classic Picket Fence Design from GardenStructure.com
An inspired classic picket fence design needs to be symmetrical, to appear the same from both faces. Poorly planned picket fences look different inside and out. Resulting disagreements create hard feelings if the “Bad Side” is oriented towards the neighbor with the softest disposition. A snowflake like neighbor may never speak to you again if their feelings are hurt. It is better to get it right in the fence during planning.
The builders can make this picket fence any height. Protruding pickets have a soft rounded profile. This is more inviting than jagged barbs up top. You can adjust the height to suit, add curved sections, single or double gates, or a taller lighted post if you like.
Picket fences are entirely exposed to the elements so use a durable outdoor wood like red cedar. Seal all 6 sides for durability with a high quality, (imported), exterior stain is advised. (The EPA has banned many chemicals that make stain last longer. We are seing very poor performance of exterior stains presently.) When materials are prefinished with stain, the fences always last much longer.
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