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    • keithdc
    • By keithdc 18th Apr 17, 7:13 PM
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    Gravel board- fit together
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:13 PM
    Gravel board- fit together 18th Apr 17 at 7:13 PM

    I have a small gap at the end of my fence- on one side of the gap is a concrete fence post with ridge for placing fence panel; on other side is brick wall.

    I just want to block up this small gap (6-9inches)- it doesn't have to look amazing or last a very long time (2-3 years is OK).

    I had the idea of using painted gravel boards to fill the gap- it is slightly wider than one board, so would need to attach two boards together with overlap.

    Should I just short screws or is there a better way?

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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 19th Apr 17, 10:03 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 10:03 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 10:03 AM
    Get yourself a couple of butt straps (no really they do exist) and connect the two gravel boards together end to end without overlapping. A butt strap is a flat piece of metal with four holes in, screw a couple of screws into each piece of gravel board.
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