- June 18, 2021
When it comes to a classic fence nothing beats the look of wood. Wood fences come in privacy, picket and rail. Wood fences are usually built using rot resistant cedar although redwood, pine and hem/fir are also popular options. A wood fence can be treated to retain the original look or it can be left to turn a natural gray
Wood is an economical choice for privacy fencing. The pickets are usually 6-8″ wide and come in 4.5,6 and 8′ heights. The most common style of privacy fence is dog-eared. A dog-ear fence makes it easier to get the look of a straight line along the top. Some people like to have a flat-top fence. Although this style make take a little more effort to get the top even it is also very popular. Vertical pickets can be installed in a shadow-box style which is commonly known as a “good-neighbor” fence. When installing the pickets vertically the fence can also have a picture frame look. Another option is to run the pickets horizontally. This can be done in rough, smooth or basket-weave styles. The posts for a wood privacy fence can be cedar, treated wood or steel. For steel posts we offer the typical 2 3/8″ as well as the PostMaster.