next, secure each edge of the wire mesh using a fencing staple. then, secure along the whole vertical edge, adding a staple at 6-inch intervals. you'll then need to unroll the fabric until you get to your next vertical or corner post. using a fence stretcher, make the mesh as tight as possible.
chain-link fence can also be attached to wooden posts and rails. in those cases, no end caps, loop caps or rail caps are used. if the ground slopes up or down at your gate's location, set the gate posts to follow the grade. to provide privacy with a chain link fence, thread thin, flexible wooden or plastic slats diagonally through the mesh.
the home mender, dustin luby, shows us how to use and existing chain link fence and install a 6' wood privacy fence right over top easy click the links below to see inside 'dustin's toolbox
out with the old. if the metal rails are in good shape and you want to save money on wood, then you can attach fence boards to them. if you're interested in a complete conversion to a wood fence except for the metal posts, then remove the metal rails as well, leaving only the posts in place.
needs to attach to house, which is a stucco wall and a concrete walkway. seems i could make a rectangle of 2x4s, 4ft high by 1ft wide. attach one side to stucco of house and bottom to concrete using masonry drill bits and the hardware from this frame that is too big. then nail pickets on to it.
i also used 1 1/2 inch galvanized staples to attach fence fabric to top rails and line posts. with the sometime cold winters we have here in indiana i put the posts in 3 ft. deep holes about a foot wide a little wider on corner posts to get them below the frost line.
if you need to cover up your chain-link fence in a day, reed screens may be the way to go. cons: reed screens stay attractive for about a year or two. after that, the reeds change from golden-brown to gray and start to fall out of the wire weaving material. reed screens are a poor choice for the long-term.
best way to put up a chain link fence with wooden posts: first of all you should research and plan for it. if you are going to do it yourself, be aware of its whole process of installation. below are 5 easy steps which can be helpful: dig several holes for posts. install posts and end caps. stretch your chain link mesh.
start at the chain link fences end post. wrap the tie around the bamboo, sliding the ends through it and towards the fence rail. wrap the ends around the rail to hold the bamboo in place. you can purchase packs of chain link wire ties or get 1 ft 0.30 m galvanized wire from a home improvement center.
if you do this you may be in violation of your town's building codes so check first. your supposed to provide the best side of a fence to your neighbors, so unless the rusting chain link fence is facing the woods your neighbors can complain. you do it by anchoring wood nail-ers to the pipes on the chain link fence.
the simplest and albeit, the easiest way to attach privacy material to your chain link fence is to use the 2 inch wide redwood lath or the privacy inserts. these inserts can go in vertically or diagonally and are easy to install. the fence weave kit comes complete with brass fasteners.
california style chain link fences combine the durability and affordability of chain link fencing with the unique and popular look of wood fencing. wooden posts replace the steel ones used in traditional chain link fence and are typically connected at the top and bottom with wood beams.
how to add privacy to a chain link fence - making and hanging slats cut wood into boards to create the slats. connect the smaller boards to 1 plank. nail the slat to the side boards. place the bottom plank on the side boards. space the rest of the boards evenly and nail them in place. tie the
you could make a living fence with out vines. use landscape fabric holes in bottom for drainage and make pockets attach these to fence all over fill w/ soil and plants flowering, evergreen or herbs -- or you could attach pallets to wire fence--stain or paint- line areas between slats on backside w/ wire and fabric, add soil and plants
the brackets are designed to wrap all the way around the metal post and attach to the fence. be sure to attach the brackets on each runner. if you have a taller fence and ended up with 3 runners, then you will use 3 brackets for each post.
step 2. unroll the fencing along the front of the chain-link fence. take spring clamps and periodically, along the length of the rolled fencing, clamp the top of the fencing to the chain-link fence to hold it in position. be sure that the bottom of the rolled fencing is not touching the ground or concrete to prevent rotting.
wood to steel post adapter brackets line and corner attach around the round steel post with machine screw and bracket fits under and over the wood back rail - nailed on. strong solution for wood panels installed with steel posts fence posts and pipe
i will add that my neighbor converted one corner of his house to a daytime dog pen, and his dogs would bark at mine constantly if they could see her through the chain link. so one day he came and created a screen out of tarps and corrugated plastic, and it's ugly as hell but the dogs don't bark any more.
using the existing metal posts of the chain link fence would be fine, as long as they are tall enough to support the new wood fence. read back into this forum and you'll see that i'm no fan of putting wood posts in the ground anyway -- metal is stronger and will last 4 or 5 times as long
cover the horizontal boards near one end of the fence with a wood fence panel, and secure 1.5-inch screws through the panel and into the horizontal boards, using a drill.
how to attach wood pickets to a fence. home and garden. one of the last steps in completing a wood picket fence is when you actually install the pickets to the fence crossbeams. the pickets have to be measured and spaced before they can be installed, so that there is an even amount of space between each picket.