How to Install Panel Fencing

What You'll Need
Wood Fence Posts
Fence Panels
Post Digger or Shovel
2xc4 Wood (for fence rails)
Galvanized nails
Claw Hammer
Wood Screws
Quickset Concrete

You can install a panel fencing as a backyard or front yard enclosure to create a different type of decorative element than a picket fence. Installing a panel fence will require some labor and at least one additional person in order to properly set the fence rails and level the fence out.

Step 1: Dig Fence Posts and Fill

Use the post hole digger to dig a hole that will hold the posts for the wood fence posts. Place a post next to each hole that is needed to build the fence—use your discretion as to how far to dig the fence posts. Place the posts in the holes and fill with gravel, using the level to set the posts correctly. Pour in quickset cement and water, according to the instructions on the package. Allow the cement to dry before continuing with the next step.

Step 2: Fasten the Rails and Panels to the Fence Posts

Use the 2x4 wood to create fence rails for the top and bottom of the posts. Secure the board to the posts using wood screws. Once secured, nail the panels to the rails. Fasten the panels using galvanized nails and a claw hammer.  

Step 3: Install Fence Post Caps

Install the premade fence post caps that come with the fence posts that you purchased. The caps give a finishing look to the panel fence and complete the look of the fence. If you choose not to install the fence post caps, use sandpaper or a sander to even out the tops of the fence posts in order to create a uniform look.