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August 12, 2017 18:07

A fence made of logs - remember how he builds ancestors

How will orient the fence of logs?

Since decided to base the log, you must decide how they will be installed relative to the ground, that is, vertically, on the basis of the stockade, or horizontally to get at a blank wall, and almost elegant fence.Each of the options under consideration has its advantages.

In the first case, the poles are traditionally buried in the ground, or pour a strip foundation, although you can move away from tradition by setting the logs on a raised ground of the cross beam, the ends fastened to the supporting pillars dividing fence in the section.The second option gives more room for imagination, for example, can be made for such a fence stone plinth, and have him put logs, or a masonry foundation with the division into sections is brick pillars.

Before the construction of the log fence and other wooden elements, if any, must be impregnated with an antiseptic.

negative aspects of both options is also available.In the first case, if the timber buried in the ground, they will rot without a thorough treatment of the lower end, and fill them with concrete demands to make high strip foundation, which means additional material.Horizontal beams with stone base will look beautiful and it will be a reliable design.

But this fence should be made taller to, jumping, it was impossible to cling to the crown of his hands, otherwise the protective function of this structure will be zero, because each log will be an excellent footing.If you leave gaps between the logs in the "ranch" style, a fence will have only decorative properties.

What good is a fence made of logs?

If you use the log as it is in the same condition in which they are received from the mill, when all processing of the surface only is peeled bark and skived bitch, beautiful fence you get only in two cases.Firstly, it is above the palisade, and between the logs have to leave small gaps or placing them in a checkerboard pattern, because of the uneven surface they will not fit snugly to each other.Second, this style fence "ranch" where between horizontally stacked logs again there is a gap.

Another thing is a fence made of logs, it looks neat and soundly no matter what position are wooden structural elements, horizontal or vertical. processed logs lie firmly, and with the right approach to the choice of materials look the same, they say, one-to-one .

Ideal rounded shape in cross-section with no projections and recesses does not allow the winter snow to linger between the rows of horizontally stacked logs that during the thaw will be an undoubted advantage - will be less moisture in the joints.And the main advantage - does not need further finishing, and therefore saves time, energy and finances, despite the fact that the more expensive machine rounded logs.

How to make your own wooden fence?

first phase of the construction of any fence - digging trenches, and the higher the structure, the deeper into the ground should be vgryztsya.In fact, this principle balances, where the pivot point stands the surface of the earth, the higher the fence, the deeper and heavier (by pouring concrete) should be part of it underground to prevent zavalivanija, especially when it comes to heavy logs.

On average, at the height of the fence 1.8 meters, enough half-meter trench with sand cushion at the bottom to 20 centimeters, is performed on concrete pouring .If you want a base of crushed stone, concrete foundations is only output to ground level, but it can be raised higher and above-ground part of the fence will be the cap.

Stone tape is laid out by the selection of the most convenient interlocking pieces of rock with subsequent cementing.If somewhere voids, laying them smaller stone pieces.Just decide what will be the pillars of the fence between the sections as stone or metal pipes of large cross-section.In the first case, the central axis of each column still has to pass the profile to which are welded horizontally in a yield of laying out thick metal rods, so that they arrive at the central axes of the logs, when they are stacked.

At the ends of each log on one side is a hole under the rod, and the other - on a propyl length radius when laying the beam on one rod is pushed, and the other is coming from the top down.To log does not rotate, and between them does not accumulate moisture, the joints at least build a fence coat with resin or mastic.