|Installation Guide to Stack
Step 1: When
determining your fencing requirements, you may want to set 8' 2x4s on the ground, butting
them together (not overlapping) as you figure the angle of zigzag you prefer.
Step 2: With each fence rail laying flat on
its side, begin by measuring 8-12" in from both ends of rail. Make a mark. Drill
completely through each rail using a 3/4" drill bit. (Note:
Unscarfed rails are
predrilled at no extra cost. Our mill orients rails so they will sit
squarely on one another and drills a 5/8” hole approximately 1’ from
end of rail. Rebar stakes/ spikes can then be used to secure rails
in place and into the ground.)
Step 3: One end of both your starting and
ending sections of fence will require a 6 inch long section of rail placed between each
rail to maintain its spacing. You may cut 6 inch long spacers from one of your rails with
a handsaw. Nail rails to spacers as you build your cedar stack fence.
Step 4: After you have drilled holes through
both ends of every rail, you are now ready to set your bottom or starter rails parallel to
one another. Place the cedar rail either on rocks or posts at a height of approximately 4
inches above ground. Do not place your rocks or posts directly beneath the drilled rail
Step 5: Next place your cross rails on top
of your starter rails making sure to line up the holes as best you can. Continue laying
out one rail over the other on its flattest side.
Step 6: After setting your final rail and
therefore knowing your fence height, begin cutting 1/2 inch rebar to a length allowing
suitable penetration through your cedar fence rails and into the soil. Use a sledge hammer
to tap your rebar through the fence rails to the point where it is flush and into the soil
to a proper depth.