How to Build Wooden Gates and Picket Fences: 100 Classic Designs

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Stackpole Books, 1994 - House & Home - 221 pages
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From country quaint to formal and elegant, this book offers fence patterns to complement every architectural style. It covers every aspect of fence building--from selecting the most appropriate design to choosing the materials--and provides complete instructions for installation. 115 line drawings.

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The exterior wooden designing is an archetypal choice for both types of customers, be it historic or traditional fancying lovers or those who have modernistic approach to embellish their properties. Accessible in a multiplicity of colors and modes, exterior wood are by and large manufactured using latest technologies of casing and assembling to assure the quality and durability to offset the adverse climate conditions. Up-to-the-minute chic finishes facilitates an enduring and eye-catching emergence to wooden cladding. Furthermore, it can be used to renovate the color and appearance of the building which contributes to the vibrant, versatile advantages of this modern day building material. 

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I had found 2 fence books that were OK, but then I stumbled across this book and leafed through it. This book was better, so I got it. 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.


Choosing a Beautiful and Functional Fence
Siting the Fence and Gates
Tools and Materials
Construction Steps
Construction Techniques
Simple Picket Fences
Board FencesPartial and Full Privacy
Balustrade Fences
Grid and Panel Fences
Pale Fences
Historical Fences
Ordering Picket and Finial Patterns
Metric Conversions

Sawn Picket Fences

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About the author (1994)

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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