Wood Fences

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Best Fences for Areas With High Winds

Why worry about the condition of your fence when exposed to high winds? Simply install those that can stand up to the elements.

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How to Build a Living Fence

A living fence beautifully marks property lines while still looking inviting.

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Build a Fence Using Post Spikes

Although it doesn’t take all of the heavy work out of fence building, post spikes can make it a little easier to start.

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Wood Fencing 101

Carefully select materials for an attractive, working wood fence.

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Wood Fence FAQs: Western Red Cedar

Where does Western Red Cedar come from? It's unique to the West Coast of North America.

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Wood Fence FAQs: Redwood

Where does Redwood come from? It's unique to the Northern California coast and adjacent regions.

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Wood Fence FAQs: Northern White Cedar

Where does Northern White Cedar come from? It's unique to the Northeast region of North America.

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About Spaced Board Style Fencing

Spaced board fencing is common in front or side yards.

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Installing Wood Fence Posts into Set Concrete

It's not as easy as the other method, but it's possible.

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Designing Split Rail Fences

Simple and inexpensive, plus represent the wild west.

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How to Add More Privacy to Your Bamboo Fencing

Bamboo fencing is great for privacy.

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Easy Wood Fence Removal

Wood fence removal is not easy.

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How to Cut out Cedar Split Rail Fencing

Use your own trees as material for your fence.

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White Wood Fences

Whitewood is a grouping of the species Spruce, Pine and Fir fence board.

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How to Put Up a Wood Fence

As well as providing privacy, a wood fence can serve as protection for property and children.

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How to Make a New Wood Fence Look Old

Make what's new look old again.

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5 Benefits of a Bamboo Fence

They're cheap and eco-friendly, among other advantages.

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9 Tips for Decorating a Wood Fence

A fence provides security and privacy, but it can also add character to your landscaping design.

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Tips for Staining Your Wood Fence Panels

Stain adds visual appeal and protects wood fencing.

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5 Benefits of a Dog Eared Fence

A dog eared fence refers to a traditional style of fencing that is cut at the top on a slant,

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How to Install Bamboo Fence Panels

They're cheap, flexible, and resilient.

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Add a Bamboo Fence over an Existing Fence

Adding bamboo to an existing fence adds security and style.

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5 Fencing Considerations for High Wind Areas

You'll be blown away learning about wind-resistant fencing.

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How to Build a Kentucky Fence

A Kentucky fence is a common name for fences used on ranches or along pastures or hay fields.

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How to Make a Split Rail Cedar Fence Gate

A split rail cedar fence is as durable as it is beautiful. Cedar is the perfect material to make a gate.

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How to Remove a Wood Fence

When it's time to tear it down, grab a big hammer.

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How to Build a Wood Fence

Read this article for advice on building a wood fence.

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How to Build a Cheap Fence from Wood

Price is just one reason wood makes good fencing.

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What Type of Screws to Use on a Wood Fence

Aside from security, wood fences add to an estate’s beauty and value.

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Adding a Lattice to an Existing Fence

Lattice fencing adds a decorative touch.

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Build a Louvered Fence

Get a privacy fence with a modern touch.

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How to Put a Wood Fence on Chain Link Posts

Upgrade from chain link to wood with a few days work.

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How to Build a Basket Weave Fence

Make your own basket weave fence in four easy steps.

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Bamboo Fencing: Pros and Cons

Bamboo is eco-friendly, but also susceptible to mold and other problems.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Wood Fence Panels

A wood fence will rot out without proper maintenance.

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How to Install a Post and Rail Fence

For long stretches of fencing, consider building a basic post and rail design.

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The Best Vines to Grow for Covering a Wooden Fence

Vines can transform a dull fence into a lovely garden. Check out some of the best vines to grow on your wooden fence.

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Adding a Gate to an Existing Wood Fence

In addition to avoiding expensive skilled labor costs, there are other advantages in building your own

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Adding Wire to a Wood Fence

Sometimes a wood fence itself isn’t enough for your needs. If your wood fence is made up of posts

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Protecting Your Wood Fence

Wooden fences are expensive besides being a lot of work to install, but a good looking fence can add