Narrow Plus Sign Diagonal Side Cut (Click to see more details on this bracket / DIY videos)
See two DIY videos at the bottom of this page.
Approximate Size of the Bracket:
Depth 2 1/16”
With 32 fastener holes
Type of Fence This Bracket Is For:
This bracket is for the mostly level ground or slightly sloping middle section of your fence. This bracket will fit when your 2x4 has the narrowest part of the 2x4 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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Just attach the front of this bracket to your 4x4 post at the height you need, then fasten the sides to the post. Place your 2x4s in the bracket’s channels, flush up against the post and fasten them to the bracket. Doing it in this order will provide the best results. Different types of woods vary so some 4x4 posts it maybe 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. Add your 2x4’s to each side of the bracket and secure them with your fasteners.
The three open slotted areas on the front are for fastening your fence picket board to your post and 2x4’s. You place your fence picket over the front of the bracket and screw or nail through the picket then directly into the post or 2x4 in that open slotted area.
NOTE: You can use this on a good neighbor fence if you use an extra fence picket to cover up both sides of the bracket.