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Building a Board on Board Cedar Fence – Part 1

Building a Board on Board Cedar Fence – Part 1


okay a lot to do this week so I’m just
going to jump right into it I’m going to be replacing our standard picket fence
with a board on board fence with a nice top cap and trim I’m going to be going
with pre stained cedar material that I purchased from a local fencing supplier
and it was actually cheaper to get the material pre-stained than it was to get
the material and stained separately so definitely look into that if you’re
looking at replacing your fence now we got really lucky with the previous owner
of the house because he installed a concrete footer the entire perimeter of
the fence which is roughly 290 feet and he also installed these three and a half
inch steel posts so right off the bat saving a lot of money because we’re not
going to replace any of the posts however they will need to be extended in
order to give the board on board fence the full support that it needs and
that’s actually where I’m going to get started I first had to go around to all
the poles and knock off the PVC cap that was placed on them now unfortunately all
these poles are not cut to the same height so what I did is grabbed a stick
and cut it to exactly 73 inches and it’s actually tape measure to it so I could
hold it next to the pole and very quickly read how tall it each extension
needed to be now to actually cut the extensions I’m going to be using my
Triton multi stand for support and a Milwaukee porta ban to make the cuts
this porter ban was really cool because I think most people are familiar with
porta bans but this stand that Milwaukee produces turns it into a stationary unit
so that all I had to do was secure the piece of pipe and then make the cut and
when I was using this I didn’t apply much pressure I would just let the
weight of the tool more or less progress the cut for me now of course I’m using
three and a half inch diameter pipe since those what my poles are already at
but if you have smaller diameter then you can just find matching material
after I cut each extension I would go ahead and place it on the pole it was
meant for and just double-check that it was to the height needed with so many
poles it took me three joints of material to get all the extensions I try
to find shade whenever I could and eventually even pulled up a step stool
to rest my feet since I’m going to be welding these extensions on I’m going to
need access all around the pose so I grab my circular saw and cut a few
pickets out of the way behind every post now these poles are just
painted silver they’re not galvanized but with that said I had to come through
with the grinder and grind off some of the paint so it wouldn’t contaminate the
weld but then I was able to start welding weld all of these extensions on
I’m using the Lincoln Electric mid 2/10 machine and I first try to use a ten
three extension cord but it very quickly tripped a breaker so I ended up going to
the big-box store and running a generator for the day to run the Machine
off of and even though it was kind of a household moving the generator and the
tank and machine around it works great with the help of a few magnets I would
hold the extension on the pole and then tack it in three different places then I
would remove the magnet and finish off the weld on one side of the post I would
then move to the outside of the fence and weld the other side to speed up the
process Cody would go through and grind all of the paint down for me so that I
can come back and focus on the welding so if you’re going to be doing this your
own fence I would recommend that you pay very close attention to starting fires I
ended up starting about four or five you have the entire process you can actually
see one starting right there we ended up keeping a bowl full of water
on standby to give the extensions a coat of protection I gave them all a quick
coat of paint the colors don’t match but I wasn’t concerned since I plan to put
boxes around each post so the previous owner used carriage bolts to attach the
panel to these brackets and I think it would take way too much work to back off
all over the nuts and then try to shimmy the panel wall as one unit so instead
I’m going to be taking a shortcut I ended up coming cutting the panels
just right outside of the metal bracket and I made sure to cut in between
pickets so I wouldn’t end up hitting a male doing it this way I still have to
remove all the bolts but instead of having an 8-foot panel to remove all six
brackets at once I instead have a one foot section to remove all three
brackets and this was definitely an easier and more fun process alright
moving on to the stringers unfortunately my poles are not spaced
exactly eight feet apart but instead they’re closer to 93 inches so I would
take a measurement and cut each trigger to the link needed to attach the
stringers to the post we’re going with quarter-inch lag bolts that are an inch
and a half long we would first set one bolt in one side then make sure that the
stringer was level and then continue running the rest of the bolts in and
just a quick tip I save close to $100 by purchasing the 700 lag bolts needed
through a local supplier instead of the big box store okay so now this is a
really big job that I’m have to break up over multiple videos so stay tuned next
week for part two were actually finished the fence by putting up the pickets the
top cap and trim as well as the boxes around the post so I will see you then it’s gotten up to 104 degrees this week
and Cody not only helped me lug all of my gear around while welding but he was
also kind enough to hold an umbrella over me to try and keep me cooler hmm I
think I got a keeper you

Comments (100)

  1. Excellent work .U have born talent to do this types work. GOD bless u!

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  3. I think heโ€™s got a keeper

  4. Damn this women is handy it's such a turn on but I would of just gotten her an umbrella hat ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. I am very impressed by this work
    If he found a girl like you to marry her now

  7. looks great without fences ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. one day they will make a cordless welder LOLOL. no more generator and attached hoses

  9. ah that concrete and pole seting previous owner did was a great investment

  10. That is an odd spacing on posts. 93 inches? Should have been 90. Recommended spacing for metal fence posts is 7.5 foot on center.

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  12. The local HOA must have had a heart attack lol.

  13. WOW you are quite the catch! Your husband is a blessed man for sure! Thanks for all your great videos.

  14. I just dont get why people are giving this wonderful women any kind of thumbs down!! She's great!Bravo !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  15. Yup! He's a keeper! You're an inspiration April! Just wish I had your energy. I can't imagine working in that heat. I'm from Minnesota and anything over 80 degrees I'm dying of heat exhaustion.

  16. Que cool tener una esposa asi.

  17. you are the best

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  19. What is the name of the headset You are using?

  20. your husband is very lucky to have you ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Should record audio separately and sync in edit, and record on person with a cheap lapel mic.

  22. April, I went through and reviewed a large portion of your reviews and was unable to find any that gave you small tips and/or tricks regarding the welding portion of your build. In the event they are actually there and I missed them, I whole heartedly apologize. (Very possible, as I said, I only reviewed a large PORTION)
    I noticed the weld bead was sticking out further than the pipe diameter, to alleviate this issue in the future (when welding any butt welds) ensure you bevel the butt ends on both mating surfaces before welding to approximately 1/3 the thickness of your material. This accomplishes more than two things, however, for the purpose of your project it ensures proper penetration of the welding heat and wire to the mating surfaces and allows the weld bead to be closer to the original diameter of the mating surfaces. I understand that for the purpose of this project, strength is not your number one concern (Strength is another + to using this technique) as well as your project is obviously complete, so I am basically informing you so that you will be able to consider this information for possible future welding projects.
    The other point you may want to consider is in the future if you do weld outdoors in an area where you may not have access to a water line there is a very cheap option, purchase a 1 to 1.5 gallon lawn/garden pesticide sprayer (Really inexpensive) fill with water and bring it to your job site. Works really well.
    Please take this information blurb as a positive as it was meant to be. You obviously have talent and drive. It takes guts to put yourself out there, to essentially the world and IMHO you do this with flare. I have reviewed multiple videos that you have produced and you are doing VERY well!! You and your husband alike should be very proud! Keep doing what you do!
    Iโ€™m off the soap box….

  23. If I was you I would half the fence, the view of the other houses is amazing! LOVE YOUR VIDS BTW!

  24. Did you get a village or county permit for this? Where I live there is a height restriction.

  25. Te ofrecerรญa matrimonio April pero no tengo tanta herramienta como tu:-)

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  28. is your husband a mountain biker?

  29. You are doing more for women, feminism and equality than any feminist I've ever met. Kudos!

  30. MI love…is biutiful..

  31. you are gret hardworking girl I like it

  32. Fence building on CRACK ! Wow!

  33. Put the metal post in concrete and this fence probably would have lasted 2-3 generations๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

  34. I get that this was shot two years ago, but I watched it just now. So in my mind you're – just now – played chainsaw roulette. Chainsaw injuries are brutal.

  35. If the breaker was a GFI breaker or receptacle, that would trip it every time

  36. I was just thinking, watching the sparks fall, that my tinder box back yard would go up, take out the mountain immediately behind me, and start another major CA wildfire here in the bone-dry LA area, and then you said to watch out for fires, and had to run and put one out ๐Ÿ˜€

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  38. FROM INDONESIA , I LIKE YOUR VIDEOS AND LOVE YOU FULL

  39. Next time you need to babysit a bandsaw like that I simply use an Irwin quick-grip clamp on the trigger and let'er buck. No need to sit there holding it down for 10 minutes if you are simply letting the weight of the saw feed the cut.
    Some people use zip ties, but if something untowards happens I find the clamp much faster to remove.

    As for starting the fires, there are non-flammable blankets you can buy to protect flammable things like wooden fences from welding splatter.
    As a pressure welder with 25 years of experience, I know all about splatter, lol.

  40. Sept. 26, 2018—When I saw the previous owner had layed a strip of concrete all underย the fence, my thought was he/she had a dog who was a digger.

  41. You're not fooling anyone. Your bit about the practicality of removing the existing fence had nothing to do with it. You just wanted to have fun using the chainsaw. I'm onto you!!!

  42. if the wind was an issue y not just voice over and mute the sound…..cuz you voice overed the rest . nice film nice fence i might try this thanks

  43. April You have inspired me to build my own fence… you are Great!!

  44. 4:16 – April of Sparta!

  45. Nice work, amazing skills you have. Congratulations.

  46. Part 1 alone earned you a new SUB! WOW! I plan on doing the same now. Honestly speaking, I only planned on a simple dog ear. Not good enough after watching this vid. Awesome work!

  47. That style came out nice wow because im old school but that's awesome

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  49. Bout to do a fence exactly like this myself super helpful!!!

  50. April. You may have made a large mistake. When you "saved 100 dollars" you purchased what look like uncoated (not hot dipped) lags, meaning they shouldnt be used outside

  51. April, I learning English, and I use your YT-channel for that….Sorry about that:) … You are awesome… That`s perfectly, what are you doing… sorry for my mistakes…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Nice April , where you learn how work , nice jobs very well done I like see you work I like know how you learn? School books great job

  53. Thank you for sharing your ideas and input. All the way from Nicaragua. God bless.

  54. Great Video, One Question; Why didn't you take the fence down before welding ??

  55. April.You Are The Man. no offence intended just You are A Sheer Pleasure To Watch And You Do A Great Job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  56. Pink Floyd, nice T shirt

  57. This is just amazing

  58. I thought this woman is awesome till I saw the end of this video

  59. Can u teach me how to do all the work u do

  60. April, I live in the DFW area. What lumber yard did you end up going with? The fence turned out great and I'd like to support the same company you used.

  61. Notice the bottom of the fence. There's a horizontal board keeping the pickets off the ground. Very wise. I call this board a rot board, keeping your pickets from rotting.

  62. Dang, welding, power tools, saws, your awesome!

  63. I like what you do

  64. And the neabor is fine with this fencing.? I would like do re do my fence. Wind has blown over a section of fence . In the past.

  65. Hey Cuzz~~~ nice informative video!

  66. the wood you are using is the stuff i have for mine lol

  67. How many feet of fencing did you do in all? Sorry… not sure if you stated that already

  68. Its looks better without the fancy.

  69. Oh my gosh, you're such an inspiration for me!! I love all those diys projects. Thank you for sharing this with us. We can do this ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

  70. Wow, who makes fences like that with expensive steel poles? Why don't you just use timber uprights?

  71. love a women who is a hands on with stuff like this

    Great job

  72. This chick is badass! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸฝโœŠ๐Ÿฝ

  73. I like ur shirt I have one like it for men. Wow u know how to work that cool..

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  75. I'm curious where do you dump the old fence? I need to tear down our fence and build another one too.

  76. I'm curious where do you dump the old fence? I need to tear down our fence and build another one too.

  77. Come put me one up

  78. I canโ€™t believe you welded extensions onto every fence post. Thatโ€™s admirable but a lot of work. There was no way to design the fence to make use of the existing post height?

    Either way… nice job. But no way in hell I would have done all that lol.

  79. You are so damm awesome girl!!! 8D

  80. Hi its me again from the uk . was the intention of the vlogs to show what woman can do ??. or just a help vlog for all. Must say so far great to watch

  81. Surprised you didn't finish the front just under the top plate like ya did inside.

  82. how about a jungle gym for kids…can you do a video on that

  83. I think it would be cheaper hire someone to cut those extensions and weld them into place than to go out, get a generator etc… I will get mine the right length hopefully around 6 ft. They probably come precut.

  84. A footer for a fence? They dont make anything like they used too

  85. thank you very educative. regards. tutorial on installing posts would be very nice .

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  87. I would've saved as much of the fence as possible and turned them into raised garden beds. cut to the height you want the bed and line the inside with some thick plastic to protect the wood and hold in moisture better for your plants.

  88. Her existing fence is an example of how many fence building contractors have a really poor sense of design and attractiveness of a fence. This contractor appeared that he/she just wanted a job and to get paid. Luckily, April has a sense of design, and she thankfully got rid of this disgusting retrofitted metal-poled fence put up by some contractor.

  89. Do we have to create that cement channel? Will just cementing the fence posts due?

  90. Need help be happy to learn more about you.jesus d rio

  91. If you have every seen what a chainsaw does to human flesh you would never even think about running one wearing shorts.

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