Protecting Your Garden

Protecting Your Garden

How To Build A Plywood Fence That Is Both Secure And Looks Great

Ivan May

Whether or not you have a fencing system to enclose your backyard already, a plywood fence provides good security and also can give you a great backdrop to your outdoor space. If you have chosen to build your own fence and haven't put one in before, here are some steps to build a great plywood fence that has both security for your yard and great looks.

Place Your Poles

Once you have mapped out where you want your fence to be, you need to place your poles where you have marked in your backyard. You can mark pole positions with a light colored paint that is washable. You will need to use either a hole borer machine or take a shovel to dig your holes in their correct position. Take your already measured poles to the correct height, and pound them into the holes you made. You can then use cement to secure them into the ground.

Consider Panel Length

One of the first things you must decide is how big each panel should be for your fence. You do this by measuring out each piece of plywood using tape and mark out the perfect size to fit your pole distance. Take your saw and cut out the panel into the size you have measured and trim the ends so they are not sharp.

Drill the Holes

Once you have cut your panels into the size you want for your fencing, take a marker and place marks where you wish for your screw or nail holes to be. Take your drill and drill the holes in the places where you made your marks. This job will be made easier if you have someone hold the panel so it doesn't jump around while you drill or have a heavy object to hold down your wood.

Place the Panels

Take the first panel onto the fence post and secure it using both screws and nails at the top of the panel to the fence. In order to make the fence more secure, use screws and nails to fasten the length of the panel to the fence.

Continue the Line

Once your first fence panel is in place, you can continue adding your panel pieces to complete your fence. With the rest of the panels, you secure them to the next post in line on one end and both nail and screw the panel to the panel beside it as well for extra security.

Paint or Stain

To finish off the look of your fence, take a stain of your choice or pick a paint color and add it to your fence panels. If you choose a good quality stain, this can help protect the wood from adverse weather like rain, snow, and sleet.

For more information, contact a professional in your area like those found at Security Fence.


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Protecting Your Garden

I grew up in a rural community. My parents always planted a vegetable garden each year. Unfortunately, they didn’t protect this garden from wildlife. Therefore, deer often consumed much of my family’s crop. If you’re contemplating planting your first vegetable garden this year, you can prevent this misfortune from happening to you. Thankfully, a good fence can keep deer and other wildlife out of your garden. If you’re unfamiliar with how to install a fence, contact a reputable fence contractor. This individual can install a fence that will meet your specific needs. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fence to install around a vegetable garden.