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Attaching featheredge boards infront of existing posts?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by ThyJones, 23 Apr 2017.

  1. ThyJones

    ThyJones

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    Hi, ive got a fairly largr garden with about 30-40 panels on each side, i want to put featheredge board infront of it because i want a seamless look ie not seeing posts between each panel.

    I thought the best way would be to fix this through to the concrete posts by drilling the posts but am concerned they may break/shear and i really dont fancy digging up the posts. The guy who had my house really went to town and there is loads of concrete down there... any other suggestions please?
     
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    Any chance of a photo?
    I tend to agree that drilling may weaken the posts, but how does the other side fix?
    It may be easier to add to the wood
     
  3. ThyJones

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    Top pic is what im aiming for ie completely seamless, bottom pic shows what ive basically got, i know it seems weird but i was going to just put the new panels attached infront if the existing with perhaps a wooden bottom board.
    timbercloseboard_1.jpg
    20170423_112830.jpg
     
  4. dandeano

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    there should be holes in the slotted posts so you can affix a timber baton either side and bolt through then fix you rails 2 this is your best option for a seamless look (on your side)

    those posts will be really hard to drill so id avoid that. other option is to drop posts inbetween the others - i.e middle of the pannel then your not digging them up .

    other option - you can get clips that will hold a batton the the front of post, but your far better using option a if you want an easy quicker fix .

    just remove a panel and check you have a hole top and bottom on the inside of slot
     
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