Method of assembling a fence

  • US 6,041,486 A
  • Filed: 01/28/1999
  • Issued: 03/28/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of assembling a fence, said method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) coupling a first end of an upper fence rail and a first end of a lower fence rail to a fence post, and maintaining an opposing second end of the upper fence rail in an elevated orientation relative to the first end of said upper fence rail;

    (b) placing a lower end of a first fence plank into an open channel of the lower fence rail, and an opposing upper end of said first fence plank into an open channel of the upper fence rail;

    (c) placing a lower end of a following fence plank into the open channel of the lower fence rail and sliding said following fence plank toward the first fence plank;

    (d) gradually lowering the second end of the upper fence rail such that an upper end of the following fence plank becomes received into the open channel of the upper fence rail;

    (e) repeating steps (c) and (d) as many times as desired to thereby situate an array of fence planks into position between the upper and lower fence rails.

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