How to Build Wooden Gates and Picket Fences

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Stackpole Books, May 14, 2014 - Fences - 227 pages
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This revised edition goes through the appropriate steps for planning and locating a fence, setting posts, creating infill, and attaching gates and includes techniques for building the fence you want, advice on tools, materials, foundations, and special features, easy-to-use patterns, and new full-color photos.
 

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This book was the best of the ones I found, so I got it. I had found 2 other fence books that were OK, but then I stumbled across this book. It has very good recommendations for designing and planning your fence.
It has a slew of picket fence designs in it. If you don't like any of the 20+ full sized picket patterns included with the book, there are several photos and drawings of dozens more. It is a very good design resource.
Pros: It has helpful step-by-step instructions for making all the fences pictured on the front and back cover. Plus, it includes even more fences and patterns for some really pretty and uncommon picket styles. I didn't find any book with more picket patterns than this book. I used one of these patterns to make my fence and it is the talk of the town.
Cons: I got this book from the library and the fold-out patterns had been torn out of the book. So, I needed to find another copy.
 

Contents

A Beautiful Functional Fence 1
1
Siting the Fence and Gates 19
19
Tools and Materials 25
25
Posts Foundations and Framing 43
43
Infill 59
59
Gates 69
69
Techniques for Building the Fence You Want 77
77
Designs 165
165
Patterns 189
189
Sources 218
218
PATTERN INSERT A
219
PATTERN INSERT B
220
Back Cover
221
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Kevin Geist lives in Dauphin, Pennsylvania. He is the author of the best-selling first edition of How to Build Wooden Gates & Picket Fences (978-0-8117-3006-8).

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