Open Slider Post with narrow 2 x 4 side (Click to see more details on this bracket / DIY video)
(OLD VERSION – 4” side opening see newer part #160530 with 3” side opening)
See one DIY video at the bottom of this page.
Approximate Size of the Bracket:
Height 6 1/2”
Width 7 5/16”
Depth along the post is 1 3/4”
Depth along the 2x4 is 2 7/16”
Length of opening on the side is 4”
With 18 fastener holes
Type of Fence This Bracket Is For:
Type of Fence this Bracket is for: This bracket is for a somewhat level part of your fence and the other side is for a slight or moderate slope adjustment on a fence. This bracket is for mostly level ground or slightly sloping middle section of your fence. 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 level fence see our other parts as to which one might best suit your needs.
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First, you would place the bracket flush against the left, right and front of the post, then fasten loosely (about half way) with the front fasteners only (not the sides), leaving a small gap so you can place this second bracket #160320 under the first bracket. If you tighten the front part of the bracket down or put fasteners in the sides, you will be unable to slide your slide bracket under the first bracket. Make sure the straight or angled cut 2x4 is flush up against the post at the angle needed for your sloping fence before securing bracket #160320 to both the 2x4 and the post. The tab area has 4 holes, you need to use at least 2 of those holes and if you need to slightly adjust the bracket back into the open slotted area so you can to use those holes. Once, this slide bracket is secure, then tighten your fasteners on the front of the bracket then put fasteners in the side(s), securing all areas, including securing the flush 2x4 against the post in the bracket’s channel. 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.