Ortho's All about Fences and Gates
Building fences for privacy, security, and style. * How to choose the ideal fence and gate styles -- from traditional to contemporary * Techniques for laying out fences, setting posts, building the fence, and constructing gates * Dozens of proven designs * 36 inspiring photographs * 125 detailed illustrations
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A Sampler of Fence Design
Laying Out the Site
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