Traditional Fence System
The Slipfence Traditional Fence system was specifically designed to provide the strength and endurance of Aluminum with the warmth and beauty of wood.By Combining 3” Square Aluminum Fence posts with regular size 2x4 or 2x6 rails and regular fence boards available at most home improvement centres. Simply attach the Slipfence Rail brackets to the Slipfence aluminum posts with the screws provided and then build a traditional wood panel, either board to board, shadowbox or a combination of the two. The result is a residential yard fence that has the warmth and privacy of a natural wood fence but the framework will not warp, crack, lean, nor rot. If and when the wood fence panels become weathered and requires replacing, the complete panel can easily be unscrewed from the aluminum brackets on the post removed and dispose of in one panel and either rebuilt with new wood rails and pickets or replaced as a complete prebuilt wood fence panel for a brand new looking fence without having to set new posts in Concrete. For added appeal if a shadowbox style panel was built just attach the Slipfence Aluminum Cap Rail onto the top of the finished panel for a nice, clean, finished, look on the top of your wood fence panels.
8ft. 2 x 4’s or 2 x 6’s are required to create the Horizontal rails and then approximately 24 Fence boards, (pickets), are required to create an 8 foot wide Shadowbox fence panel, 15 pickets for a one sided board to board fully private panel and approximately 30 for a board to boar one side and shadowbox style on the other.
If 2 x 4 rails are sagging with the weight of the pickets, 2x6 and even 2 x 8’s can be used as rails.
when building an 8 ft high fence, a third rail in the middle is recommended.
Extra Brackets can be purchased in kits of 4.
An 8’ high Traditional fence can be create by using one extra Stringer per panel for added strength to carry the added weight of the longer fence boards.
A 7’ high Vertical fence panel can be also created using only 2 Stringers and 8’ long fence boards but the centre stabilizing board method explained in the instructions should be used to prevent any stringer sag before cutting down the 8 foot boards to 7 foot height.