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Three Tips To Help You Convert Chain Link Fencing Into An Attractive Wood Fence

If you have a chain link fence around your home, it can be a good fence for security or keeping the dogs in the yard. The problem is that it may not be the most attractive solution or give your home privacy. There are some things that you can do to convert your chain link fence into an attractive wood fence. This can give you the option to do your entire fence or just do it a section at a time.

1. Using The Existing Posts To Build Off Of

The fence posts that are already installed for your fence can be used to fasten the new wood to. One way to do this is by fastening a board to the post, or you can wrap the posts in wood to create a wood post, which can be good if you want to add decorative post caps. If you use post caps, you will want to make sure that finished dimensions of the posts are the same as the caps. If they are a little smaller, another board can be added to the top for the caps to attach to.

2. Adding Privacy With Sections Of Wood Fence

You may not want to do your entire chain link fence with wood because of things like costs. If you just want to add privacy to an area like a pool or backyard patio, you can just do a section of fence. This can be done by attaching boards to the posts and rails to nail pickets to. If you do this, you will not need to worry about wrapping the posts or adding post caps. This is a great option if you have a large chain link fence that would be too costly to build entirely out of wood.

3. Using A Chain Link Fence Gate And Covering It With Wood

You can also use a chain link fence gate to make a wooden gate. This can be a good way to make a strong and durable gate for your fence, and it can also be done with a wood fence. You can just use brackets to attach wood rails to the gate and fasten wood pickets to them. This type of gate also has the advantage of not sagging like a typical wooden gate. It is ideal for large gates that you want to add privacy to with wood.

These are some things that you can do to convert an unsightly chain link fence to a wood fence. If you want help giving your fence a new look, contact a wood fencing contractor such as Buyrningwood Farm Inc to help you with your fence improvements.