A chain link fence is straightforward to construct. It requires basic tools and intermediate skills. Building a fence for a standard-sized yard takes at least two days spaced about a week apart. The work will proceed more quickly if you enlist a partner for the project.
A chain link dog kennel can keep a dog safe and under control. If your yard doesn’t have a dog-safe fence, a kennel provides a place for your dog to satisfy its need for fresh air and activity.
Reignite the glow of cedar boards by learning how to stain a fence. Refreshing a fence with stain is easy. It requires just two basic steps: cleaning and staining.
Do you need more privacy in your yard? Installing a privacy fence is the usual way of guarding a yard against unwanted attention. Not all fences are created equal when it comes to cutting off the gaze of people on the street or next door.
Flowering vines cascading over a wood fence have a rustic charm. However, if you want your fence to last, allowing vines to grow on wood structures isn’t a good idea. Some climbing vines have claws that cling and work into the boards. Other plants wrap, twine or sprawl over a fence.
Looking for a new fence gate? A gate can make or break the usefulness of a fence. Whether you’re installing a gate in a new or in an existing fence, you’ll want an opening that’s easy to use, durable and good looking.
Late winter is the ideal time to plan for yard and garden projects. The landscape may be dormant, but gardeners’ imaginations are fertile. While you’re thinking of new flowers and vegetables, don’t forget about the purely ornamental touches. The best gardens mix natural and manmade elements. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Did your fence survive the season? Oregon and Washington were hit with several weather whammies this winter. Floods, ice, wind and even a tornado swept through the area. Now that the worst of nature’s fun is over for the season (we hope!), it’s time to check your fence for damage.
Picket fences have been gracing American yards since Colonial times. The early fences were probably made from whatever wood was readily available. The open design stretched resources because the pickets alternated with open space. The slats only needed to be close enough to keep animals, and possibly kids, from getting in or out of a yard.
Picket fences have become a symbol of domestic happiness. Aside from symbolism, though, these classic fences are versatile and practical. A picket fence can be dressed up or down, made fancy or remain unadorned.
If you’re looking for a fence that doesn’t block the view, the open design and short height of a picket fence may be the answer. Before you decide on a style, consider the following variations on this popular theme.
Are you looking for ways to extend the life of a wood fence? Winter weather in the Pacific Northwest is hard on all types of structures. Months of wet weather leaves its mark.
Whether your fence is cedar, pressure treated or some other type of wood, it will last longer if you take simple precautions.
Storms blow through Oregon and Washington all winter long. Rain, wind, snow and freezing conditions cause tree branches to break and debris to fall.