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Child proofing the side fence

This weekend I've started child proofing the side fence by covering the rails. 900mm from the top of the fence has to be devoid of any horizontal surface greater than 10mm. I could use half-length palings to just cover the top two rails, but I think this would look odd so I'm using full-length palings.

I had the palings delivered from Bunnings last weekend. Although they messed up a small part of the order, it was corrected with no fuss and redelivered the same afternoon.  The delivery driver helped carry the palings up the driveway to neatly stack them, which I certainly appreciated.

I had bought 50mm flathead nails, but found that the last centimetre of each was much harder to hammer in and I was bending most of them. I switched to 40mm and they go in with ease.  The length of a nail is meant to be 2 to 3 times what is being fixed, so for a 12mm paling, a 40mm nail is the right length anyhow.



At this point I'm leaving off the paling each side of the posts so I have room to cut off the sloping top of each one.

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