Shadowbox fence is beautiful in shape, offering great curb appeal from the street and lots of privacy behind the fence. Of course, you can build a shadowbox fence from the beginning, but if you are short of time but long on a desire to do it yourself. Then prefab shadowbox fence panels are the right way to go. With some planning, you will find they are rewarding to install.
Dig post whole 2.4 m (8 ft.) apart and 45 cm (18 inches) deep. Use a hand after whole digging if there are not many holes to dig. Otherwise rent an automatic screw from an equipment hire facility. Set the carpenter’s level against a surface of 10 cm x 10 cm (4 by 4 inches) after checking if the solder – that the service is straight up and down – and then placing the level against an adjacent surface of 10 cm by 10 cm (4 of 4 inch) after once again checking for solder. The concrete should start up for a minute or two.
Measure from the top of hardened concrete to 1.75 m (5 feet 10 inches). Make a mark, and then add Metal Square over a 10 cm x 10 cm (4 by 4 inch) surface and mark a line. Push a small nail into the row, tie a string around it and attach the string when she went down the line of posts. Mark a line on the front of the post. Push a small nail into the post at the line and tie the string tightly around the nail. Place the metal square against each post right along the string and draw a line. Turn on the chainsaw and cut each post off the line. The posts are now all at the same height.
Transfer the first panel of shadowbox fence and tilt it to the first two posts. The three horizontal glow boards that they pickets are nailed to overlap each insert at either end of 5 cm (2 inches). Raise one end of the fence up the panel so the top of the post is 5 cm (2 inches) above the height of the first fence post. Place a piece of wood underneath on the panel and do the same at the other end. Pound the upper rail in the face of the first insert. Just use a nail.
Lay a carpenter’s level along the horizontal upper rail. Align the lever and support point at the opposite end of the panel and step on piece of cardboard until the fence panel rises to level and nail the rail to the face of the second fence post. Pound in two nails per rail by mail. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the full length of the fence. Make sure each fence panel is level and that each subsequent fence panel is level with the previous one by matching up the ends of the rails and then setting the level crossing the two rails where they meet.