How to Build a Post and Beam Fence

We put in another DIY fence yesterday and once again picked one of the hottest days of the year.

We recently had to have the 50 foot pine trees cut down that separated us from our neighbors. The houses are pretty close together in our neighborhood... so now in its place we need a fence.
This time we chose a post and rail fence... You can read all about the vinyl fence HERE.

We began by measuring for the post placement, they needed to be 10' apart. Jim used a post hole digger to dig the hole for the posts.
He dropped in the post and used a string level to
make sure they all ended up the same height.

Next came the rails, they easily slipped right into the holes.
Three more sections the same way and here's the finished fence. Yahoo! 
My job was to decorate this area.

I added Hostas, Black-Eyed Susans, Cone Flowers and Salvia.

And a pretty little garden bench (rusty of course) just waiting for a basket filled with plants!

Another DIY well done!
And as of the texted "curb alert" this morning... I now have a bench with a great patina to add to this area!

Check out that beautiful lichen and chippy paint!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .