This is the fence that Central Illinois
Sheltie Rescue Built . It encloses almost 2 acres of yard, exclusively
for the dogs.
It is just over 6 feet tall. Of course you
can modify it to your preferences.
Normally, you would not be able to "see" the wire, however we spray
painted it after it was up, instead of before. If you paint the wood
before you install the wire, the wire will be invisible.
You CAN build this fence yourself.
Cost: about $2-$3 per linear foot
Here are the materials you will need for every 8
feet of fencing..
1 post, 4" round or square. Round is
cheaper. You can buy these at any farm store. http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/239366-hartbrand-7-round-post.html#.UYJSf0pWI1
Cost is under $5.00 each.
1 bag of cement $2.00 - $3.00 per bag
2-5 cross boards, (1x6x8 inexpensive
untreated lumber is fine so long as you paint it right away with a
quality exterior primer/paint. Otherwise get treated lumber. You can
always add more cross boards later. Cost per board $3.00 - $4.00 per
A long roll of welded wire
fence. (spaced 2x2) 100 feet runs under $75 dollars.....Or about $6 per
Total cost for each 8 ft section:
about $16-$17. That is
only $2-$3 per foot.
Instructions on installing your new fence!!
Study photo above and plan
the height and design of your fence ahead of time.
Prime and paint, or stain
and seal your posts if desired.
Sink poles in cement every 8
feet. Let posts and cement "set up" for 4 days before continuing.
Prime and paint (or stain
and seal) your cross boards if untreated. Let dry.
Screw and nail cross boards
at desired heights. Make sure you:
- place one cross board along the ground to prevent dog from getting
under the fence
- one cross-board one near the top
- and one in the middle.
Use "fence staples" to
secure wire fence to all boards. Don't skimp on the staples. Pull wire
tight as you secure it to the boards. Do not use regular staples.
Fence staples are different. See link... http://www.homedepot.com/p/Grip-Rite-3-4-in-Hot-Dip-Galvanized-Staples-1-lb-Pack-34HGPNS1/100148501#.UYJmo0pWI1I
You now have a beautiful wood fence for under $3 per linear foot.
and posted with permission of Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue)
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