Red Cedar Horizontal fence with concrete recessed posts

12 Aug 2014
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I was wondering if anyone could help me. I'm looking to build a modern horizontal red cedar fence. However, due to garden heights all around I need concrete posts ideally or they'll rot quickly in timber

Would it be possible to use recessed concrete posts usuallly used for feather edge e.g. to build something like this? e.g.

Thanks in advance!
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I don't see why not in principle.

Just bolt a timber stud to the face of each concrete post at 1.8m centres. Then fit your battens back to those. Their recommendations suggest an additional vertical stud be mounted midway between the main posts to keep the boards neat.

Meticulous attention to keeping the concrete posts absolutely vertical and in line would be required to ensure it looked as slick as the fancy pants photos.
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So that extra vertical board would need to be mounted on a frame do you think attached to the stud which is attached to the concrete post. Like a double picture frame. Or is there another way to stabalize that middle post that I'm missing?
You can also do it the other way by bolting the timber post to the side of the concrete one. This reduces the depth of the fence.

The middle stud is purely to keep the spacing right mid span as if not the battens will sag.

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