In the past, you had to build each wood fence post caps and then put it in place on wooden fence posts. Now you can simply go to the garden or home delivery center and pick the panel style you like, take the panels home and hang them on the fence posts. This eliminates much of the build time for you and helps you set up uniform panels.
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Place the inserts in each corner where you want the perimeter of the fence. Besides helping count how many wooden fence post you need, this will help you build a straight fencerow as well. Measure each side of the perimeter and buy your fence panels. Adjust the length of the fence to allow for the length of the panels used. Measure the length of each fence panel with a tape measure. Mark the stakes for center stations according to the measurements fence panel. Measure from center to center instead of edge to edge. Align the inserts with the string.
Use a screw to dig holes for the fence post caps. Start with the corner posts as they are larger posts that need deeper post holes. Dig the holes at least 2 feet deep. Dig holes under the frost line for your geographical location. Typically, at least one third of the length of the post needs to be in the ground. Use place whole diggers to finally remove all dirt. Place a corner post in the hole. Hold one level on the side of the post to ensure that the post is soldered. Insert scrap pieces of wood on two sides of the post and angle them to the ground temporarily to keep the post level.