WOOD PRIVACY FENCING
The standard 6 foot tall pressure treated pine “dog ear” style fence board is a very economical solution to many different fence designs. This 1x6 fence board is exceptional versatile in its use for fence building. All of the examples of wood privacy fencing on this page are made using the 1x6 P.T. pine fence board.
This fence can be stained any color or sealed with a waterproofing agent to extend the life by two or three times, extending its life expectancy as much as 15 years or beyond with routine maintenance.
The most basic 6 foot tall dog ear fence, with 4x4 post set in concrete @ 8 ft. intervals with three horizontal 2x4 rails to which the 1x6 fence boards are fastened too, can be installed for $14.00 per linear foot plus another $45 for each walk gate to cover hinge and latch hardware cost. This cost is based on a fence that is at least 200 linear feet or more in total length.
This fence board is also available in cedar wood for about two to three times the cost, depending upon the current price for cedar. The 4x4 and 2x4 elements are also available in cedar. I have torn down old cedar fences that were in disrepair that were 20 and 25 years old. Cedar has a natural inhibitor against sun, wind, and rain decay.