Gemma Francesca. fence design. January 08th , 2018.
Cedar fence designs are a welcome addition to any American home. Homes are often seen as family homes once they are surrounded by a white picket fence. But there are so many different options available to enhance the property, increase privacy and keep children and pets safe and away from the street.
There are three wood privacy fence designs that rank among the top. These include the lattice-top, shadowbox and your basic privacy fence. Cedar, cypress and pressure treated pine are the most common types of wood used to construct these fences which usually range from 6 to 8 feet tall. You will sometimes see these privacy fence designs used for fences that are less than 6 feet tall, but they aren’t really considered privacy fences. Any fence less than 6 feet tall is usually there for decoration or to keep in a pet and are not recommended for privacy.
While the installation of these fencing options may sound basic enough, they can be rather tricky, so ensure you have some understanding of DIY before you begin. The first step is placing one of these items around your home is to choose where to place your first post. This will be in the corner of the property or against the house, depending where you want to start the fencing. It is here where you will have to dig your first post hole. Ensure you have good soil hardness, as it needs to be durable enough to hold the fence in all weather conditions. Dig a deep enough post hole, paying attention to the depth compared to the height of the item. Once you put the first post into place, you will want to ensure it is plumb using a spirit level before you start filling the hole. Compact the soil as you fill, constantly double checking the post is still plumb until the hole is completely filled. The next step is then to use a mason line for the length of the fence to the next post, this will help you ensure you place the pole at the right height and at the right angle. Do the same again until you have completed all the posts needed. Next take the first panel of fencing and slot into place, ensuring it is completely level before screwing it into place.
Wood Fence Designs: When Form is the Main Consideration Pick out the type of wood fence that would best complement the style and make of your home as well as the general landscaping design that it has. Here are the basic wood fence designs and the house styles where they would have the most appeal: Picket-style fence. This type of fencing provides quaint charm most suitable for cottage-style homes and those with landscape designs leaning towards English garden themes. Picket-style fencing also comes in a variety of types of which the most popular are dog-ear spaced picket, French gothic spaced picket, and the pointed top spaced picket. Split-rail wood fence. Perfect for a country feel, ranch-style homes and those with landscaping inspired by the Southwestern US design should find a good fit with the split-rail wood fencing. The best material for the split-rail style is the Western red cedar wood. Log wood fence. This style showcases the true beauty of wood and best matches houses designed with a rustic theme. While most are installed as vertical panels, horizontals log panels are also not uncommon.
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