An Old-Time Double-Post Pole Fence

With basic carpentry tools—and sometimes even wood from your own woodlot—you can make a double-post pole fence that is both decorative and functional.

065 pole fence - corner posts
When you reach a 90° corner, dig post holes at a 45° angle and leave an eight-inch space between the posts to accommodate horizontal poles coming from two different directions. "Cap" the posts to keep them from spreading apart.