Modern Fences – Use your imagination. We also use a 2×10 cap, sometimes even a 2×12 cap so that the edges can extend enough in the rear direction so that it will cover the top of the metal post. #6 – 1x dress boards – in the diagram above, I used 1×6’s but you are only limited by your imagination.
Redwood. The most expensive wood for fences is redwood. The high cost of redwood makes it uneconomical for very large or long fences, but its aesthetic value and quality makes it one of the best materials from which to construct a fence. If you are working on a tight budget but still want to incorporate redwood for its aesthetic value,...
View in galleryFor a cohesive landscape, use the same type of wood for the deck as wellView in galleryCombinations of materials can also be used. The concrete and wood combo is quite popularView in galleryThis chic wooden fence extends to the garage and wraps around the property.
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Cedar Fence. The most common of all wood fence types is cedar. You will find this fencing material in suburban neighborhoods and backyards all over the country. This wood is lightweight, durable and easy to stain for a classic fence style. Cedar is available to purchase in individual boards or as panels from local mills or home goods stores.
Cedar is a stable, straight-grained wood prized by fence builders for its uniform texture, its favorable cutting properties and ability to produce a tight fit when mounted in position. And once in place, this type of fencing material typically stays put for a long time.
The best wood to use in a fence: The tan/red color wood is often used as a replacement for cedar and redwood. The wood is resistant to infestation and decay. It can be used for both – structural and ornamental parts of the fence. White Oak: The wood is hard and tough even when exposed to harsh weather.
Different Types of Wood for Fences and How They Affect the Fence Structure. Beech, mahogany, ash, oak, teak and walnut are hardwoods. They’re more likely to be used for decorative woodwork and furniture. Softwoods are from evergreens, trees with needles and cones. For example, cypress, pine, cedar, fir, redwood and spruce are softwoods.
Most fence companies offer very short warranties on most wood fence materials & installs (vinyl fence is often offered with a limited lifetime warranty). It has a limited life, typically 15 – 20 yrs depending on how the fence is maintained and the species and quality of wood used to create it.
Once the frame work is installed, you slip in 5/4" deck boards (sold seperately) into the channels, and then secure the boards to the channels with wood screws (provided in your channel kit). The result in a warm and fully private, contemporary, horizontal wood fence that has the strength and endurance of an aluminum fence.