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Wood fences are the most common type of fence we build today, because of wood's availability, its aesthetic versatility, and its relative low cost of building and maintenance. While it is possible to purchase prefabricated wood fence panels, stick building your fence offers more flexibility, greater control over the quality of materials you use, and, often, a more aesthetically pleasing fence.
The most common species used for stick-built wood fences include pine, spruce, fir, cypress, red cedar, white cedar, and redwood. When selecting the wood that will make up your fence it is preferable to use heartwood rather than sapwood. Heartwood, which is an older wood taken from the inside of a tree, will typically have fewer knots and won't decay as quickly as sapwood, which is a younger wood taken from the outside of a tree. The wood materials that make up a fence include pickets, rails, and posts.
Pickets are the vertical boards that make up the finished surface of a fence. They are typically 1/2" – 1" thick, by 4" – 6" wide. Rails are the horizontal members to which the pickets are fastened. They are commonly 2" thick by 3" – 4" wide. Posts, which are partially buried underground, are the vertical structural members that support the rails and pickets of a fence. They are typically 4" – 6" thick by 4" – 6" wide. Stick building a wood fence offers the opportunity to be creative; however, it should be noted that several traditional styles of fence are well received by neighbors. Picket fences will generally have two rails, with evenly spaced pickets on one side of the fence. They range in height from 3' to 4'. Shadowbox fences will have three rails, with evenly spaced pickets on two sides of the fence. Shadowbox fences feature a picket on one side placed alternately to a picket on the opposing side. They are typically 6' tall. Board on board fences (see image above) have two or three rails, depending on the height of the fence. Pickets are butted tightly together on one side of the fence. They typically range in height from 3' to 6'. Creative touches can be added to traditional fences, such as decorative Gothic pickets, curved picket tops, and/or decorative post caps. These details will add flair to what would otherwise be a flat-topped wood fence. Prior to building a fence on your property, you should have an accurate understanding of where your property lines are located. You will need to contact your local utility companies to mark the location of any underground utility mains that may be located on your property. Be sure you obtain any necessary building permits, consult your local zoning requirements, historic district guidelines, and/or your neighborhood association rules and regulations regarding fences on your property.
Once the pickets have been attached, your fence has been built, but it is not quite complete. Allow time for the wood to dry. The duration of dry time will vary depending on the species of wood, time of year, and your location, so it is best to follow the dry time recommendation of the lumber manufacturer. Once the recommended time has passed, clean the surface of the wood by using a cleaner that removes dirt, debris, and mill glaze. It is neither necessary nor recommended to use a gasoline-powered power washer. Rather, you should clean the surface of the fence with water and a cleaning solution that can be applied with a plastic pump sprayer, brush, or roller and that then can simply be rinsed off with a garden hose. After the fence has been cleaned you should apply one of the three different types of protective finishes (waterproof sealer, paint or stain), as recommended by the finish manufacturer. A high-quality, protective finish will extend the lifetime of your wood fence and protect your investment. The type of wood you selected and the finished appearance you desire will determine whether waterproof sealer, paint, or stain is appropriate.

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DFW Fencing – Local Fence Builder – Residential & Commercial

DFW Fencing is local fence builder serving DFW area for Cedar Fences, Stain services, and Arbor design. Free Estimates! Same day services. 469-546-5010.<

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Arbors and Decks make an artful addition to any home, backyard or garden. An arbor becomes an enticing bower—a place to linger and visit any time. We can use many pressure-­treated wood products that lasts for years before it begins to rot. As an alternative, you could waterproof the upright parts with a preservative. For a more attractive look, we recommend you to build your arbor of cedar or redwood. Cedar construction boosts the cost for materials a bit; redwood would be even more expensive. But your arbor will last for years to come.

Pavilion Design, Pergola Design, Deck Design. We use steel connectors for better strength, connectors improve the appearance rest assure we always meet building code requirements.
We are you local fence builders, ready for all your Wood fence and Replacement or Repair needs. 6ft – 8ft fences, any material you want. Cedar Fences, Pressure Treated Fences.
Get superior durability and a classical look with Dfw-Fencing. We strive to keep the lowest prices on the market. If you receive a fence quote from one of our competitors and it beats our price, we guarantee we’ll beat that price! Get your fence done in 2 days or less!
We are a family owned and operated Fencing Company. We are detail oriented and provide the best quality service on each and every project that we handle. We provide superior service and satisfaction to all of our customers.
Privacy Fences, Vinyl and Composite Fence, Pool Security Fence, Ornamental Iron Fence, Farm Fences, Chain Link Fence, Security Fence, Aluminum Fence, Masonry Walls, Retaining Walls, Automated Gates, and others.

Get superior durability and a classical look with Dfw-Fencing. We strive to keep the lowest prices on the market. If you receive a fence quote from one of our competitors and it beats our price, we guarantee we’ll beat that price! Get your fence done in 2 days or less!
We are a family owned and operated Fencing Company. We are detail oriented and provide the best quality service on each and every project that we handle. We provide superior service and satisfaction to all of our customers.
Privacy Fences, Vinyl and Composite Fence, Pool Security Fence, Ornamental Iron Fence, Farm Fences, Chain Link Fence, Security Fence, Aluminum Fence, Masonry Walls, Retaining Walls, Automated Gates, and others.