Fence Board Types

Fence Board Grade # 1

Varying with hints of red and cinnamon, this beautiful piece of cedar will give you a mix of color and grain that will make your project pop. The unique knots and direction of the grains found in the individual slats create character and ensure that you will love your final project forever. With the sturdiness of this lumber and craftsmanship of our team, you are sure to be in love with the final product.

  • Low maintenance fence.
  • Ability to stain the final project.
  • The board contains a few knots that are small and tight providing the most amount of durability.
  • No or very few splits in the board and none that extend beyond the length of the entire board.
  • Vertical grain provides extra strength and durability against the weather.
  • Naturally insect and rot resistant.
  • This will have the least amount of imperfections providing a clear appearance.
  • Recommended where high strength and good appearance are desired.
  • No final coat necessary.

Fence Board Grade # 2 and Better No Hole

With a lighter finish to this beautiful cedar wood, this will provide your project with a bright and happy ending. The smooth lines and beautiful groves found within tie the whole project together and will give you a more uniform feel. This incredibly popular wood species will be the perfect choice to compliment the other wood tones of your project and last you for years to come.

  • A lower grade from board type #1
  • Low maintenance board with the opportunity to stain the final project.
  • Naturally insect and rot resistant.
  • Contains some knots but are well spaced.
  • Knots are both closed and open which can weaken the overall strength of the board.
  • Has more bark edges.
  • Splits are more common.
  • Will have more visible imperfections than board type #1.
  • No final coat necessary.

Fence Board Grade # 2

If you’re looking for a more informal style, then look no further than this beautiful knotty lumber that beams with character. The unique grain and clustered knots give this lumber a unique complexion like none other. The tough feel to this wood will be one that you will never get tired of.

  • Has many open knots that will make this significantly less durable than board types #1 and #2.
  • Knots are significantly bigger and more noticeable.
  • Remains relatively low maintenance.
  • Naturally insect and rot resistant.
  • Ability to stain the final project.
  • Grain is not a consistent direction throughout.
  • Has a more rustic look.
  • Because of the imperfections found in this lumber, such as cracks and splits, a final sealant coat is recommended to get the most out our your wood.

Fence Board Grade - Rustic Board

This gorgeous dark finished wood, mixed with it’s unique knots; vertical grain; and overflowing charm, will make your home the talk of the neighborhood! This pressure treated wood can withstand any weather it may face. The sturdiness of this lumber will ensure you feel safe and protected. You will certainly never get tired of looking at this beautiful wood- and with our lifetime warranty, you won’t ever have to. The simplicity of this lumber provides both beauty and opportunity for you. With the light finish and vertical grain, this lumber produces you with the opportunity to customize your project or put the perfect finishing touches on it. The beauty of this wood will never go out of style and can add that extra touch of beauty to make your project complete.

  • A low maintenance type of wood.
  • A final coat is recommended to ensure long lasting quality.
  • Naturally insect and rot resistant.
  • Contains many open knots.
  • Has many splits and cracks throughout the wood.
  • Overall the weakest option among all the other wood choices.
  • Visible imperfections give a rustic and tainted look.
  • Lacks consistent grain direction which will end up weakening the durability.

Fence Picket Styles

  • Flat top boards are the most tradition types of fence topping. The top is left alone leaving it totally flat.
  • Dog ear is another common style done by cutting the corners off of both sides and leaving the top flat. This is commonly found in rural or rustic settings.
  • Pointed topped board is done by simply bringing the top of the board to a point without taking any wood out underneath it.
  • Colonial toppers are cut at the top with a curve that goes into a point, similar to the edge of a sword. This is one of the oldest and most traditional fence tops.
  • French gothic tops combine the colonial toppers with a half circle internal cut underneath the point. This style is also known as Fleur De Lis.
  • Fence toppers are a great way to add style, height, and privacy to any fence that you are creating.

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