By Phil Schmidt
If it is for aesthetics, protection, or basic privateness, no venture is extra vital to a panorama than its vertical boundary structures—the fences, partitions, displays, and preserving wall terraces. This ebook contains vintage favorites, like wooden fences and panel fences, but in addition comprises fascinating local diversifications, like Virginia cut up rail fences and dry-fit stone backyard partitions. additionally incorporated listed here are the most recent fabrics, similar to new adaptations on PVC vinyl and polymer-coated, wrought-iron look-alikes. And designated consciousness is given to ornamental boundary partitions for patios—the most recent development in today’s state of the art panorama structure. upload in significant hardscape maintaining wall terraces, or even an invisible digital dog-fence undertaking, and you've got the main whole and smooth publication on fences and backyard partitions available.
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Use a batter gauge and level to lay up dry stone structures so the sides angle inward. Angle the sides of a wall 1" for every 2 ft. of height-less for ashlar and freestanding walls, twice as much for round stone and retaining walls. PlllIlllillg (7 Basic Techniques • 31 I Cutting stone Build a banker for cutting stone. This is a simple sand-bed table that provi des a sturdy, shock-absorbent work surface that aids with chisel cuts. To construct a banker, build two square frames out of 2 x 2s and sandwich a matching piece of 3j, " plywood between the frames.
Tamp the concrete with a 2 x 4 as you fill the hole. Let the concrete set. (continued) Felice & Galc Projects • 59 Install the stringer brackets onto the first post using corrosion-resistant screws or nails. Shorter fences may have two brackets, while taller fences typically have three. Note: The bottom of the fence siding boards should be at least 2" above the ground when the panel is installed. Set the first panel into the brackets. Shim underneath the free end of the panel with scrap lumber so that the stringers are level and the panel is properly aligned with the fenceline.
Continued) Felice & Galc Projects • 59 Install the stringer brackets onto the first post using corrosion-resistant screws or nails. Shorter fences may have two brackets, while taller fences typically have three. Note: The bottom of the fence siding boards should be at least 2" above the ground when the panel is installed. Set the first panel into the brackets. Shim underneath the free end of the panel with scrap lumber so that the stringers are level and the panel is properly aligned with the fenceline.
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