Cedar Fence Building Cost

Adding a cedar fence will add beauty and value to your home. A cedar fence can also keep children and pets from running around your neighborhood. Cedar is a great choice for fencing. The wood is a beautiful color and will last for many years, finished or unfinished.

Do the math

Cedar fencing varies in cost. Cedar is more available in some states, making the cost a bit cheaper. Be sure to accurately measure the area you will be fencing in.

  • Grab a friend or your spouse, a tape measure, pen and paper. Decide the area you want to fence in.
  • Pull the tape measure as far as it will go. If that was not the whole side, mark the spot and go again. Add the numbers together. Example: 30'x 30'x40'x40' = 140' of fencing.


If you are hiring a professional, it will cost between $1,000 and $5,000 for fencing and labor. If you choose to do the project yourself, go to your local home improvement center with your measurements and they will make sure you get everything you need to install your cedar fence. Keep in mind that digging fence posts and installing a fence on your own is very hard work. Compare the cost of having it installed and doing it yourself.