This project will explain how to build some very realistic cemetery fence for your graveyard or just to keep your guests from walking into places you don’t want them to. This project is for building a 4 ft section of fence.
1. 22 ft of 3/4 inch PVC pipe (they usually come in 10 ft pieces)
2. 8 ft of 1 x 1 wood strapping
3. Box of 1-1/4 long wood screws
4. Triangle points for the top of the fence made out of plastic corrugated cardboard
5. Black spray paint
To start off you want to cut the PVC pipe in to certain lengths. You want to cut 2 of each of the following lengths.
PVC pipe lengths
2 x 36 inch
2 x 34 inch
2 x 32 inch
2 x 30 inch
Once you have all the pieces of pipe cut you need to attach them to the 2 pieces of wood strapping. You want to screw the pipe into the wood every 6 inches on center. But you want the 2 pieces of wood to be 3 inches from the bottom of the fence and the top piece of wood 3 inches below the shortest piece of pipe. Start the first pipe in 3 inches from the edge of the wood. You can pre-drill the holes in the PVC pipe to make it easier. You want to screw into the wood first, and then screw into the pipe. Take a look at the picture below for some guidance.
8 ft section of fencing shown above
The points that go on the top of each rod can be made by cutting out some triangles from a sheet of plastic corrugated card board which you can pick up at a craft store. You can also use fake top point by getting them from a fence company in your area or buy them online. My page has a company where you can buy ones like I used. The current company where I bought my fence points is no longer in business but I found another company that sells fence points that are very similar and are the same price. The company is Hoover Fence Co. Part # PL-260T-4. These fence points have a 3/4 inch square base so you will have to do a little modification to the ends of each PVC pipe to make them fit. A Dremel tool for this works the best. Also use a little bit of glue so the points don’t come off.
Paint the finish fence black and you can also add some gray and red spray paint on some parts of the fence to give a rusty look. There are some pictures below showing a piece of fencing
The picture to the left shows the Dremel tool cut for the square fence point to fit over the PVC pipe.
Three 4 ft sections of fence connected together in picture. I’m using bricks to hold them upright just for the picture taking. To hold the fence stronger upright I normally use pieces of 1/2” diameter steel rod that is 3 ft in length and pound it into the ground roughly half way and then slide the fence over the steel rod. I used 2 steel rods per section of fence.
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