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MR. PLYWOOD - Bret BrantnerBefore our nice Oregon summer comes to an end, it's a good idea to make sure your fence is in good condition for the harsher winter months. At Mr. Plywood, you'll find all the materials you need to get the job done. From fence boards, posts, rails, and clips to concrete and gravel, we have everything you need, including a little fencing know-how.

Most people us pressure treated posts set in concrete, and this is a great idea—as long as the post is set correctly. To do this, dig a hole where your post needs to go and put down some gravel/drainage rock. Put your post in, then add more gravel around the post, so that each side of the post is surrounded by 2-3 inches of gravel.

Next comes the concrete. Pour in premixed concrete, then tamp it down so that the concrete tapers away from the post. This allows your post to drain and dry in the summer. You will definitely want to pour the concrete in AFTER setting your post in the hole—if you pour the concrete in first, the post area will not drain and will rot your post in about three years.

If you do end up using pressure treated posts and rails, treat the wood with a clear deck sealer to help with twisting, warping, and cracking. For cedar fencing, stain the posts with a good deck sealer to help it keeps its color. And if you still need a little help with your fencing project, our awesome sales associates are here to help you get the job done right. Stop by Mr. Plywood today!

Mr. Plywood

7609 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

(503) 254-7387

mrplywoodinc.com

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