I saved thousands by building a DIY privacy fence – I gained a couple of blisters but it was so worth it | The Sun

A DIY enthusiast has saved thousands of dollars by building his own privacy fence.

It wasn't without its sacrifices, however, because he was left with cuts and bruises.

But as far as he was concerned it was worth the physical toil.

He now has a fence to be proud of and can be safe in the knowledge that it didn't cost him a small fortune.

“How to build your DIY fence and save thousands," said this TikToker, Renovated Mind (@renovatedlife).

He has 13,000 likes on his platform where he promises to deliver: "DIY and home improvement."

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In this video, he was focused on erecting a privacy fence.

He gave explicit, user-friendly instructions starting with setting the string line for the direction of the fence.

This was followed, by “painting line and holes every six feet."

He used a can of spray paint for this.

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Then it was time to create the foundation for the fence posts.

“Dig each hole 30 inches [deep]," he said. "Break roots if needed."

Calling energy providers was a must if digging foundations, he warned, before you even break the soil.

Having mixed concrete with water in a wheelbarrow, the fence started to take shape as the posts were fixed into position.

Then with a final flourish, the panels themselves went up and the finished look was elegant and polished.

“Make sure wife approves," he advised jokingly.

But added: “Fence includes blisters and cuts so be safe.”

It was worth it though: "Labor alone would cost a few thousand so we saved on that."

There were 12,500 likes to his post and commenters were impressed.

“Beautiful, love it," said one.

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“Looks good and worth the blisters. One day I'll try this," said another.

This person described his efforts with just one celebratory word: “Bravo.”

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