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 - hinge post
The gate swings on a special "hinge post," which is pointed like a pencil at both ends, and fits—at its base— into a dimple in a short stump buried in the ground adjacent to the last fencepost.