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I was wondering if anybody has built a PVC or wooden cemetery fence for their haunt?

I am planing to build a fence for next year and was just wondering what kind of problems I can expect or tips you can offer in the building process.

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I made a fence using coroplast. It drew the design, cut out the blank spaces, drilled holes for the lights. It is lightweight and can be painted. I used 1/2 inch conduit and zip ties to hold the coroplast to the conduit. It has gone through 4 seasons and still looks great.. Each section is 4 feet.

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Check out this page, they have lots of ideas:http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/

Thank you. I actually stumbeled on that page while looking for a design.

Lots of great how to's I just want to know if there are any tricks to making the processes easier. IE for semi-mass productuion.

(I will have a very large cemetery by next year)so i will need quite a few fence panels.

Sorry I should have been more clear with my opening post.

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I've seen a design using 1/2" PVC for the verticals and 2 strips of 1/2 for horizontals near the top and bottom - all stained black of course.

As for the fenials I've seen some triangular cut from wood with jog or scroll saw and some used wholesale ones. Other people just left the tops open.

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I used a heat gun to sofen the plastic and pinched the tops for my fenials the look good just a little practice to get it just right. i also suggest starting on the two outside edges of your fence section and work to the middle while building

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I built one like this a few years ago. I'm using some shrunken skulls of various sizes for my fenials (parger ones on the fence posts, and smaller ones on the stiles). I just use toothpicks and small dowels to hold them in tops.

I also hang some netting and cobwebs randomly on the fence.

I'm hoping to get some purple or red rope light to light it up a little bit - some kids almost walked thru it because it was dark.

I used some great-stuff foam to fill in the ends for my fenials, but after a while it has broken down on me. Might switch to a silicon caulk to help.

To make the panels the first time ( getting parts, cutting, painting, and assembling) 6 - 8' panels took about 2-3 days, and I took my time....plus it was in the middle of summer when I did it. Assembly each October takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

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