Thursday, October 20, 2011

Attach A Wroughtiron Fence To A Block Post

Wrought-iron fences come in simple or elaborate styles.

Block posts are solid square posts used in fence building. Available in materials such as wood, concrete, stone, metal and plastic, ensure you avoid the plastic for this project, as it may not be strong enough for wrought iron. Metal posts usually come predrilled and ready for installation; however, if you need to install a wrought-iron panel onto a wood or masonry post, such as at a gate, you'll need your own tools to finish the job. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Hold the wrought-iron fence panel up to the block post, and line it up at the desired height. Have someone assist you.

2. Measure the distance between the bottom of the fence panel and the ground -- to ensure it's even in height to the rest of the fence and that it's level.

3. Mark where you want the screws to go into the fence post, using a pencil or piece of tape. The marks need to line up with the brackets on the fence panel. Mark for both the top and bottom brackets.

4. Drill pilot holes into the fence post using a drill bit that's slightly smaller than the screws you're using. Make pilot holes for all the brackets on the panel.

5. Align the fence panel's bracket up with the pilot holes, and screw the panel in position using long wood screws. Repeat for all the brackets on the fence panel.

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