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Timber tongue and groove fence

Create this sturdy fence panel from H4 tongue and groove timber and finish off with Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 10

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: two 100mm x 75mm h4 treated fence posts (ours were cut to 2100mm),
three 120mm stainless steel dynabolts,
eight lengths of 200mm h4 treated tongue and groove landscaping timber (ours were cut to 1500mm),
approx 1600mm of fence capping,
approx 3.6m of 50mm x 50mm treated timber,
100mm galvanised nails, drill with bits including 10mm masonry drill bit, hammer, paintbrush, rapidset concrete, ratchet set, saw, set square, small spade, spirit level, string line and a tape measure. Resene Waterborne Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene Bamboo.

To get the look: Mark painted the surrounding concrete block retaining wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Pale Prim.

Other ideas: Get a really dramatic look by staining the fence panel with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Pitch Black.

Step 1
Step one
Measure and cut landscaping timber and fence posts to appropriate lengths (or lengths as listed above).
Step 2
Step two
Dig a 600mm hole and position one of the fence posts, securing upright with rapidset concrete (follow manufacturer’s instructions).
Step 3
Step three
Drill three 10mm holes spaced evenly along the length of the other fence post. Dig a second 600mm hole hard up against the block wall.
Step 4
Step four
Stand the fence post in the hole and hold it in position against the block wall. Drill through into the concrete with a 10mm masonry drill bit. Fix the post to the wall with the dynabolts, using the ratchet to tighten the nut. Fill the base of the hole with rapidset concrete.
Step 5
Step five
Starting at the bottom, fix the lengths of tongue and groove into position using two 100mm nails at each end, driven into the fence posts – check that the first piece is level with a spirit level. Continue until all lengths of tongue and groove are fixed into position.
Step 6
Step six
Measure and cut two lengths of 50mm x 50mm timber to finish off each end of the fence panel and fix with 100mm nails, as shown.
Step 7
Step seven
Cut the fence capping to fit along the top of the fence panel and fix with 100mm nails.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Bamboo to the fence panel. Leave to dry for 24 hours and apply a second coat.

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