Slide a wood connector over the top of the T-post, and place it on the 2-by-6 with the flat side touching the wood. Each of the screw holes should touch the 2-by-6. Step 4
I also used pocket screws to fasten the seat slats on the “Hoopback Garden Bench” that ran in our August 2004 issue. The bench has seen quite a few freeze/thaw cycles since then (bottom photo), but the pocket-screw joints are going strong.
Insert a 1 1/2-inch screw through one of the holes on the tabs of the bracket, and insert it into the wooden post using a drill. Repeat with the tab on the other side of the bracket to finish ...
Thickness (Gauge): Wood screws must be thick enough to grab onto the two boards. If the screw is too thin, it may pull out of the wood. If the screw is too thick, it may split the wood, rendering it useless.
You don't say whether the metal gate you are planning to use is made of "flat" slats or pipe. If it is a flat slat gate you can drill through the boards and the gate slat or upright and attach the board to the gate with a carriage bolt and tap.
Add a third rail between the top and bottom rails. If the fencing seems loose, screw the rail to the posts with #8 deck screws or toenail with galvanized 10d 3-inch nails. Fasten the fence boards to the new rails with #8 deck screws.
Lay a wooden slat in each concave diagonal space until you have covered the width of the gate. Put the top and bottom of each slat under the top and bottom fence wires, but don't weave it through the rest of the slats.
I'm making a wood fence to enclose a dog run area. 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 pocket screws to fasten the seat slats on the “Hoopback Garden Bench” that ran in our August 2004 issue. The bench has seen quite a few freeze/thaw cycles since then (bottom photo), but the pocket-screw joints are going strong. Not one slat has come loose. At that time, I used Kreg Tool’s “Weather Resistant” pocket screws.
ATTACHING THE GATE Wood Fence Installation Tips: 08 Install the pickets on the frame with nails or screws following the diagram on the previous page. BUILDING THE GATE (cont.) 01 Position the gate in the gate opening between the hinge and latch posts. TIP: Place blocks under the gate to temporarily hold it in place.
Hi danovich, I have made a few decorative/privacy screens using Merbau slats on steel fence posts, so your job would be similar. I found steel self drilling tek screws with countersunk heads the best for this job.
Screws would tend to be slightly thicker than nails (because of the threads) so you would probably want to watch out for splitting of the wood and might want to require drilling pilot holes if you ...
Home Improvement → Nails or screws on ... He is telling me that he is going to use deck screws to fasten the wood to the railings compared to regular nails. ... screws will last forever, but the ...
I'm building a wood fence with metal posts. I'm using those clips that let you attach 2x4s horizontally to the metal posts. And then the boards go on top of that.
In this method you can measure and drill the bolt/ screw holes to attach the cross pieces, hang the gate and the timber slats can be attached to the cross pieces then the assembled slats unit is attached to the gate. Make sit easier to do inside and on a flat surface drilling & screwing down not in situ on the gate.
The screws you use to attach the fencing may be dependent upon the type of wood the fence is made of as well as your geographical location. Pressure-Treated Wood If you are planking your fence with pressure-treated wood, you should consider using "green" epoxy coated screws.
So, here's how a pocket screw works. The "pocket" is created by drilling a hole at a precise angle to allow a screw to be securely embedded in two pieces of wood without sticking out of either board.