Fence Style


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Old 04-13-20, 06:04 PM
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Fence Style

Im working on a fence. Our yard is extremely uneven. Goes up and down for the whole 80 feet.
Now, do I keep the top of the fence and the middle rail even the whole way along and cut the fence boards 2-3.
Or do I step the whole panel up? My concern with stepping up is its going to go up and down the whole 80 feet.
 
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Old 04-13-20, 06:12 PM
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I have attached a photo of the fence so far.
 
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Old 04-14-20, 03:37 AM
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It is common for a fence to follow the ups/downs of the land. The only other solutions is to either use longer pickets where the land slopes/dips or build up the low sections of ground.
 
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Thank you for the reply.
Do you think the top rail should step up too? Or would it look ok just cutting the fence boards shorter?
 
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It depends on the lay of the land, you'll probably need to make adjustments as you go.
 
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You've already started your framing keeping everything level. At this point I think it would look odd to have staggered height panels when all your framing is horizontal and in line. The way you are doing it is a lot of work. That's why it's not done as often, and doing it that way can only accommodate a limited amount of elevation change... but it can look nice when you're done.
 
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Thank you. I agree that I think it would look better.

I assume most fence fence contractors wouldnt want to spend time cutting fence boards shorter.
 
 

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