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Wood Fences

Wood fences appear throughout the country. They can provide privacy, decoration, containment, and/or separation. The two popular styles of wood fences are picket and split rail, although there are many variation of these as well as others such as a basket weave or panel fence. Which style you choose is a matter of taste and (if applicable) local zoning laws.

Wood fences can be bought in pre-made sections or you can construct your own from lumber

you buy at your local home improvement store. Just keep in mind that natural wood when used outdoors deteriorates rapidly because it is in contact with the ground and must withstand the sun and wind. Therefore, unless you want a very rustic fence, the wood you choose must be treated to prevent rot, termites, drying and cracking, and warping. Usually, this is accomplished by staining or painting.

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