Fence


Hi, I'm from Italy. Here we don't have the habit of doing fences with woods so I'm asking to you how can I make my own fence ( buying woods and so ) and make it lasts for ..let's say 10 years. You're alla specialist aren't you ;-) ? I was reading that someone here in Italy buy "bare" wood and treat it with "catramina", a product used with cars. This avoid to spend a lot of money with the special green wood. What can you say about that ?
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First, let me say that I vivited Rome last year and am going to northern Italy in Spetember. Italy is a beautiful country and the people are very nice.
Now, to answer your question I've built two fences. Both used treated cedar which is available at Lowes or Home Depot. I used the "shadow box" style because we have high winds here in Colorado. Shadow box style is also nice because it looks the same from both sides.
I used all scrwes - no nails.
I then stained it with Penafin.
It'll last longer than 10 years!
Cheers
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Never Enough Money ha scritto:

Oh, thanks. Rome is fantastic. We know it. The people are the best part of Italy. I'm in the North and here the weather is quite rainy and foggy, so the question.

Nice trick. No nails but inox screws ..

Penafin ? I don't know what it is nor where to find it.

This is good! Without treat it again with this Penafin ?

Ciao !

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Here's a ;ink to Penofin (I misspeled it before)....
http://www.penofin.com / BTW, Thomas Kendrick has some good advice about water -- I used the pressure treated "green" wood for the post. I pt them in concrete although some folks here on Coloraod are now recommending putting them in the hole and compressing small gravel around them (making them easire to replace 5 ot 10 years later).
BTW, my boss is Italian and has offer to let me stay in his house in Sarnao in the Marche province. Is it nice there? (I suspect all of Italy is nice...)
Cheers
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Yes, by all means, go. I don't know that particular town, but the region is very nice. http://www.travelplan.it/reg_mar_main_page.htm
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The way to make wood fences last for 10 years is to avoid having the fence contact the ground and avoid water puddles on the boards.
We keep the fence off the ground by using metal fence posts OR posts made of the special green wood (pressure treated). As well, when the fence pickets are installed, the bottom of each picket is a few inches off the ground.
We avoid water puddles by coating the fence with a preservative that is applied by spraying, rolling or brushing; just like paint or stain.
Finally, the fasteners used to hold the fence together and connect to the post are galvanized (zinc coated) to delay rusting.
On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:53:57 GMT, pignacolata

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Thomas Kendrick ha scritto:

ok, this is very clear to me.

DO you know the name of this protective film ?

ok, another usefull trick.

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Not much, I think you said it all...
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