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post #1 of 9 Old 07-18-2013, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Step down & step up ideas for clean look on this fence?

Hey all! First, I want to say thanks for the help on my other questions. Ya'll have been very knowledable & very helpful. Thank you!

Anyhow, attaached is a photo of what im building. I have some decent elevation changes throughout the build however & I need to know what you guys would recommend doing on the elevation changes as obviously with this style post if done incorrectly, it will look quite awkward. It either has to be step, or slope. but wondering what you yall think would be best for this & also any tips you can provide on doing a slope if thats the route I need go. thanks!
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-19-2013, 11:20 AM
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I think step would look best IMO.
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I think the pattern across the each top section of your fence should remain as is.
Each fence section should step up. Then any adjustment for slope can be made on the bottom of each panel by cutting to the contour of the ground so there is no gap.
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wont a step down or up look funny with such a large section of the post showing? can i do something to make this look better?
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I think anything else you do will look a lot worse.

What is the max slope, (elevation change over each fence section)?
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Agree with ALL above. Any thing but step would not look good.

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If you have any way to draw up a few options, I'd recommend it. I put up a similar fence on my sloped rear property line and after sketching out several alternatives decided on angling the runners to match the slope between each post, then altering the curved tops to start and end at the same place on each post. Curves won't be circular arcs anymore, but will still have the grace that design has running level.

Then again, you didn't say how steep the slope is. I'd make steps up a mountain side.
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My rise/run at its most extreme points is 1'/1' bump for help before I start in the am. Thanks!
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no more ideas? step is it huh?...
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