Knowing the Different Way of Anchoring Barbed Wire

Barbed wire has many uses and many people use it in fences to prevent unwanted human or animal visitors. Consider what kind post you want to use to anchor your barbed wire fence.

Wooden Post Pros

  • Sturdy 
  • Cheaper
  • Strong
  • Does Not Rust

Wooden Post Cons

  • Rots
  • Termites
  • Flammable

Those are just a few pros and cons of each, however it will really depend on what you want or need. Not everybody is going to want to use wooden posts or metal posts.

Alternative Options

You can wrap barbed wire around tree trunks or pin it against the siding of a house as a few cheaper options. These of course only will work if they are close enough and if you do not require a larger fence. However, if you choose to use the trees as an option, you will want to make sure that you will have enough of them close by to do so.

You can also use a mix of post and one or the other alternative option if you want to save money.

What You Anchor Them Down With?

This will depend on what you are using as posts or walls. Wooden posts, trees or even house siding can support nails. Therefore, you could wrap the ends on the barbed wire around the nails to anchor it down. For metal posts, you can drill a hole into the post, stick the ends of the wire in it, and use a caulking gun to seal it. Alternatively, you can wrap the ends tightly around the post and tie them around it.

While you can likely find other options on how to anchor barbed wire down, these are the least difficult. These are perfect for basic barbed wire fence and in general property safety. If you are looking for more advanced and fancy ways to anchor barbed wire, these tips still might offer some insight and give you a few ideas on how to do it.

Corner Or Line Post?

While some of these options depend on what type of fence and security you want. If you want bigger gaps or have longer wires running, a corner post will do the job. However, a more secure fence will have line posts, which are placed an every few feet apart and allow for shorter length of wires, which will allow more wires to be wrapped around the post. Remember that the longer the fence will be with less post, the bigger the gaps will be.

In addition, you should count in how many miles or feet you want your fence to be. If it will be longer, you will need more posts. The shorter it will be, the fewer posts you will need.

Metal Or Wooden?

Next step should be to decide on what you want them to be made out of. Wood or metal are the most common and they each have their pros or cons.

Metal Post Cons

  • Lighting
  • Rusting
  • Heavy

Metal Post Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Does not warp or rot
  • Not Flammable