We didn't have kids when we installed a split rail fence and lined the inside with wire fencing. We then trimmed the wire fence as even as we could with the top wood rail, leaving sharp points that we have found will cut little hands. What can we do to the points to dull them? This is an example of the wire fencing we used:
Easiest fix might be to screw a color/wood matching 1x2 or 1x3 inch, trim board to the side of the top rail, to cover over the ends of the wire fence. If the points are still an issue after that, put another one (L fastened) to lap over the top also.
BTW, In my experience, kids do grow and learn pretty fast. When little things hurt they will usually stop the behavior causing it, on their own.
Next time, cut the wire fencing at the bottom instead of at the top.
In the mean time, run to you local home improvement store and buy yourself a cheap angle grinder ($29) and grind down the points. It shouldn't take put a few seconds per point.
Thanks for the replies. Jim987, I told hubby we should do it that way when we started, but..."noooooo, it'll be ok this way" he said, lol. Live and learn I guess.
My thoughts exactly!
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