Installing 2x4x8 Rails to a Cedar Privacy Fence

After installing your 4 x 4 cedar post you will need to make sure all of your posts are at a certain height at approximately 6 feet.

Next, it’s time to measure where you will be installing your rails. We recommend three rails for a six foot privacy fence. This helps to prevent warping in the future.

Privacy Fence


The top rail will be at the top of thee post. The middle rail will be at the mid-point of the post and the bottom rail will be 4 inches off the ground.

Once you determine how many inches down from the top of the post that the rails will go, mark each post.

You’re now ready to install your rails. You will need someone at the other end of the rail to hold it in place while you either screw or nail your rails securely to the post.

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