Solid Post Side with narrow 2 x 4 side (NEW VERSION) (Click to see more details on this bracket)
Approximate Size of the Bracket:
Height 6 1/2”
Width across 7 7/16” (the 2x4 tab is only 3 5/8”)
Depth along the post is 1 5/16”
Depth along the 2x4 is 2”
With 17 fastener holes
Type of Fence This Bracket Is For:
This bracket is for a somewhat level part of your fence and the beginning or end of a fence. This bracket will fit up against a house, shed or on a post that will have only one side to be used. This bracket can be used on a 2x4 with the narrowest part facing forward at the edge of the post. If you need a bracket for a sloping fence see our other parts as to which one might best suit your needs.
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First, you would place the solid side of the bracket flush up against the post and also flush against the front of the post. Fasten the bracket to the side of the post at the height needed for your 2x4 to be attached. Then securing the front to the post and then to the 2x4 to the bracket. Make sure the 2x4 is flush up against the post and all the way into the bracket’s channel before securing it. Doing it in this order will provide the best results. Different types of woods vary so some 4x4 posts and 2x4’s might be loose on it or it might fit a bit tight, just tap the bracket on with a rubber mallet, then secure it with your screws or nails. The holes in the bracket will accommodate a size #8 screw, maybe some #10 screws and a size #8, #10 or # 12 nail, but may vary depending on the type of nail. The holes are not counter-sunk and some fasteners may fit more flush up against the bracket than others. Each bracket has a number of holes but you do not need to use every hole when attaching the bracket, we suggest using about half of the holes. It is up to you which holes you would like to use and how many holes you would like to use. If you leave some holes empty and later on if your fence starts to loosen then you can always add more fasteners to those unused holes. If you prefer you can pre-drill your holes went attaching this bracket, just use a drill bit smaller than your fastener.
The two open slotted areas on the front are for fastening your fence pickets to your post and 2x4. So, you place your fence picket over the front of the bracket and screw or nail through the picket then directly into the post and 2x4 in the open slotted areas.