Fence Western Red Cedar and Treated Fences
Convex Shadowbox style of wood fence is popular for it's good looks on
both sides of the fence. This style is also known as a board on board wood fence.
There is no worries about which side faces in or out on this style. This style of wood
fence is known as a "neighbor friendly" fence style that is
aesthetically pleasing to both you and your neighbor. This style of fence is
available in red cedar or treated pine. Treated posts are recommended, cedar posts will
rot prematurely when concreted. Cedar pickets and rails are recommended over treated, they
have less tendency to warp or bow.
"Neighbor Friendly" fence that
looks the same on both sides. Board on board styles are more ornamental than
plain privacy fence styles. Some wind is allowed to pass through spaces in fence pickets.
Cedar boards are more resistant to warping than treated pine. Treated posts should be
cemented in the ground for strength.
Initially treated fence posts do not match exactly in color if using cedar pickets and
rails (until it grays in about a year or is stained). More expensive than some styles due
to the overlapping picket design.Treated yellow pine posts may turn or warp. Cedar posts
will rot prematurely if set in concrete. Wood is not a man-made product and will warp,
crack, and fade. Consider a vinyl
fence or aluminum fence
for less maintenance and more consistent product.