Metal, wooden or even plastic narrow strips from which a fence can be assembled are commonly called a picket fence. However, despite this "generalized" name, the fences made from them can end up being quite diverse. And, of course, even a beginner can easily cope with this kind of work, as it is quite easy to make a fence from a picket fence. Especially if you know a couple of nuances.
Any fence is usually divided into sections, which kept on buried in the ground supports. If the fence is heavy (for example, made of brick), then it should not just be buried and concreted into the ground of the support, but a real strip foundation should be made. Similarly, you should do in situations where strong winds are blowing in your area (capable of knocking over a poorly fixed fence) or there are dogs in the area (yours or a nearby one) who like to arrange "digging".
Making a picket fence with your own hands, you can choose either a metal pipe (including a square or rectangular section) as a support, or a wooden bar (at least 5x5 centimeters in size) or a concrete asbestos-cement pipe. Typically, supports are made of the same material as the fence itself (with the exception of asbestos-cement pipes, which are best combined with a wooden wall fence).
Metal poles can be hammered into the ground by pre-drilling a hole in it to the depth not less than 50 centimeters (its diameter must exceed the cross-section of the support). After driving a metal pillar, the space around it should be covered with gravel and tamped.
A wooden bar, when used as a support, in the lower part should be treated with bitumen mastic, then wrap with roofing material and only after that concrete, plunging not less than 50-70 centimeters into a hole dug in the ground.
Asbestos-cement pipe supports should also be concreted to the same depth. Remember that the empty pipe is quite fragile, so after the installation of the fence is completed, concrete should be poured into it.
The fence strip will not hold in the fence by themselves - they need a frame that will interconnect the adjacent supports. If the supports are metal, then the frame is made of the same material (mainly from a shaped tube of small cross section). The frame itself consists of two or three horizontally laid elements, to which the picket strips will be attached later.
With wooden supports, the framework is made of a bar with a section of 4x4 or 5x5 centimeters or from boards with a width of no more than 10 centimeters and a thickness of at least 2 centimeters.
Wooden fence made of picket fence
It is customary to mount a metal frame to asbestos-cement pipe supports. For these purposes, they make holes through which pass small segments of metal fittings. Then they are welded on both sides of the frame frame.
Wooden fence elements scheme
The fence is attached to the horizontal slats the frame is approximately the same for all types of plank material:
Instructions for making a fence from an evroshtaketnik: