Instructions for a Horizontal Picket Fence.

Install the posts with the open C-channel parallel to the fence line. Let the concrete or foam set up thoroughly before building the fence. When installing the pickets horizontally there is no need for a stringer. The pickets can be installed in smooth, rough or basket-weave styles. The only screws that will be visible will be those on one side of the cover board. This method of installation results in a fence that is identical on both sides of the posts. It is a true "good neighbor" fence. Our installation videos show how to install the VersaPost with horizontal pickets.

Smooth Surface Video Rough Surface Video Basket-Weave Video
Attach vertical fence pickets to the back sides of the VersaPosts.

Horizontal pickets are then attached to the vertical pickets.

The horizontal pickets can be installed with either a smooth or rough surface or in a basket weave style.

Attach vertical fence pickets to the back sides of the VersaPosts.

Smooth Surface

Attach the horizontal pickets to the vertical pickets with any desired spacing.

For a smooth installation attach the horizontal pickets to the vertical pickets with any desired spacing.
Use a thin section of a fence picket on either side of the post as a filler piece.

Attach a cover picket to tie the fence together.

The VersaPost will be "sandwiched" in-between the pickets.

Attach a cover picket to tie the fence together.
This method of installation results in a smooth surface that is identical on both sides of the fence.
This method of installation results in a smooth fence that is identical on both sides of the fence.

Rough Surface

Install the first row of pickets with the desired spacing.
For a rough surface install the first row of pickets with the desired spacing.
Install the second row of pickets on top of the first row.

Cover the post with a picket.

Install the second row of pickets on top of the first row.
This type of installation results in a rough surface that is identical on both sides of the fence.
This method of installation results in a rough surface that is identical on both sides of the fence.

Basket-weave

Install a small filler piece under the end of the pickets.
For a basket weave look install a small filler piece under the end of the pickets.
The filler piece should be placed under the ends of alternating pickets.

Cover the post with a picket.

The filler piece should be placed under the ends of alternating pickets.
This method of installation results in a basket weave fence that is identical on both sides of the fence.
This method of installation results in a basket weave fence that is identical on both sides of the fence.

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