Easy, Beautiful DIY Fence

Easy, Beautiful DIY Fence

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A new puppy and newly planted garden meant installing a garden fence was another necessary project. From setting the treated 4×4 posts in concrete to framing the hillside with horse panel, I had a blast building this fence with my new employee/apprentice Isaac and Rigby Puppy is now safe and sound and away from my precious plants! I found another great use for the LED lights I used on the front gate, we used 2×4 horse panel sheets available at most farm stores, treated 4×4’s and Behlen Country farm tube gates, which are fairly easy to hang, and the rigidity of the panels provide tons of extra support. This is a super easy, beautiful DIY fence project anyone with a shovel, a circular saw, a drill driver, bolt cutters, a hammer and some gumption can take on.

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50 Comments

  1. PixiePop on April 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Just wanted to say you are awesome, and a true role model for young women today.

  2. doulos on April 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    How did you joint the 4x4s to each other?

  3. Staci D'Alessandro on April 27, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    What type of fencing is this? We are looking to use it for our goat pin! Thank you!

  4. Paul on April 27, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Wish I could I could get my wife to do anything….

  5. J on April 27, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    How is the top crossbeam connected in between the vertical posts?

  6. Brainstorms Nextbooks on April 27, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Anne… we love your videos! We’d be stoked to have you build us a class (or two) based on DIY projects, for our catalogue
    of courses for middle and high school kids. Let us know if you’d be
    interested!! ryan@brainstormsnextbooks.com Thanks!

  7. LeftoverCrass FPV on April 27, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Left handed hammer from the leftorium

  8. Joe daddy on April 27, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Wow that’s awesome!! Great job, you are very talented

  9. Lindsay Richmond on April 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    What type of fencing is this? Really interested in doing it for my dogs in my backyard!

  10. anthonylandrum63 on April 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Might consider burying about 6" to 12" next time, cause your pup (and rabbits) will dig under surface mounted fence.

  11. Liandra Prinsloo on April 27, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    We want to buy a house but that house doesn’t have a Fence.

  12. Racine Mártir on April 27, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    What is the size / name of the large screws you’re attaching the top board with? I’ve been searching and can’t find it named. LOVE this video so much. Thank you for the inspiration. <3

  13. Terri Dixon on April 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Where do you buy the big sheets of hog fence?

  14. Joe Baca on April 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    What brand is these fence panels?

  15. START on April 27, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Só um poste antigo, no meio do terreno perto do portão; já está bom na minha opinião. Essas luzes na grade, não parecem iluminar!

  16. Jessica Billingslea on April 27, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I want to do this as a regular fence

  17. All Things Maloney on April 27, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    is this type of fence cheaper to build than an all wood fence? We are going to build one next spring bc we cant afford to this spring.

  18. Devan McCarthy on April 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you! Great video! Do you have a video or list of ingredients I can apply to my 60×60 fence?

  19. frank ennis on April 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    How much to build fence? Thanks

  20. Jessica Otte on April 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    what type of screws did you use to attach the 4×4 to the posts? Trying to built this same fence next week?

  21. Robert Marcolini on April 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Where did you get the wood posts? I like the look of the grooved wood.

  22. Gemcitykid on April 27, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    So glad I found your channel!

  23. Ali 1116 on April 27, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Just joined your channel. Beautiful job Anne. The fence looks fantastic.
    I’m 64 and have to do many of my own yard jobs; wish I had your toys though. Would make life a lot easier.
    Looking forward to seeing your future projects. Never too old to learn more about how to make things happen.
    Cheers

  24. taranTula leGos on April 27, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Can you first show us how to make that backhoe digger that you conveniently have that most of us won’t have? XD

  25. Animal Chin on April 27, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  26. Keith Trap on April 27, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Where did you get your horse fence panels?

  27. House Fairy on April 27, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Wow! You have given me the idea I needed for my fencing! Can you please tell me what is the name of the metal mesh and did you buy it rigid or on a roll?

  28. vale on April 27, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Nothing easy about what you did.

  29. Tony Ruiz on April 27, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Where did you get the hogwire? I can’t seem to find any smaller than the 4 x 4 holes and I wanted smaller holes so a small dog can’t stick his snout out of it and get lit up! Thanks!

  30. domenator1229 on April 27, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    What kind of wood is that? Obviously pressure treated but I’ve never seen wood like that at my local lumber shop.

  31. Joanna C on April 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much for creating this video! ❤️

  32. Prophetic Insights on April 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    You are one smart cookie!

  33. Mahmoud kamal on April 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    you deserve some thing more than thump up or subscribe , dope work i respect your intelligent way in finishing your work

  34. Official Skumbow on April 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Hi what is the name of the fence I want to use it for my new Avery?

  35. drenilicious on April 27, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    2:10 you should really work on your position when lifting heavy things, you’re not gonna do this for years if you’re not careful…

  36. Joe gag on April 27, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    What kind of 4×4 posts are those with those slits in them? Why those over standard treated posts?

  37. Enrique Rojas on April 27, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    No water on concrete lol 😂 there goes your fence in a month from now

  38. Gustavo Oviedo on April 27, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    What’s that metal mesh material called? I tried Lowe’s and Home Depot and neither had it.

  39. Robert Barbieri on April 27, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Hi, looks great! What fasteners did you use to attach the 4×4 rails to the posts when the rails are the same level?

  40. Doudou lamour de ma vie on April 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I like the result and with the lights it’s greatest👍🤛
    Marc France 🇫🇷

  41. Ti'Yana Fischer on April 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Where did you buy the fence panels?

  42. Diemen Design on April 27, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Love the little Kubota, I think mine is 2 or 3 models up from yours, with the Backhoe attachment, makes a huge difference to doing stuff around the farm. You do your fence post pretty much the same way I do, it’s so much easier, plus you don’t need to mix it up on a board or wheel barrow, only I half fill with pre-mix, water and mix, then fill the rest of way up, and tamp as much as possible. I also Mill my own posts, then burn the post (Shugi-Ban style). A little hint for you when pulling out posts, use the tractor bucket set it about half way, use a chain attached, and with another person, have them wrap the chain around the bottom then stand back holding the chain so it has a little tension, then lift the bucket, with the other person keep the slack out of the chain, it makes it lock together and reduces the slippage, and the tension builds and pulls the post straight up so it can be used again, it’s especially good for star pickets. Also those horseshoe nails I think you were using, close them up so they are a tighter U shape, it makes it easier to hammer them in. Leaving those wide, make them spread out when they are hammered in and makes it more difficult to hammer them in straight.

  43. Eva Cervantes on April 27, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    What kind of wire fence is that?

  44. Caroline Ibanez on April 27, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    I want to be like you. Self-sufficient hard-working beautiful lady.

  45. Talos The King on April 27, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I’m about to build this exact fence for a friend of mine. Little do they know I’ve never built a fence lmao! I’m sure it’ll be fine.

  46. Cody Anastasoff on April 27, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    What gauge fence panels and where did you get them looking for the same size panels

  47. Chris Akins on April 27, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Nice job! I’m gonna copy this for my backyard urban homestead!

  48. Emanuel Gutierrez on April 27, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Where did you buy those panels? ive looked all over and can only find smaller gauge ones

  49. david crokettt on April 27, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Great job! What was the gauge of the wire fence?

  50. K It on April 27, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Do you do this all yourself without a family? I’ve never seen any other woman but me running a farm by herself.

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