Category Archives: Wooden Fences

Different Kinds of Fences

When it comes to fencing there are hundreds of different kinds of fences made of different types of materials that serve specific purposes.  When you factor in all the different styles of fences and functions as well there are truly limitless amounts of fencing options available.  Below is a list of 20 different types of fences and a little bit of information about them.aluminum fence

This is an aluminum fence.  Aluminum fencing is strong, durable and mostly maintenance free.  It works great for enclosing a swimming pool area.

aluminum yard fence

Aluminum fencing comes in different styles and different heights.  It also works great as a property border to fence in a backyard.  It’s strong enough that pets won’t chew threw it.

bamboo fence

This is a picture of a bamboo privacy fence.  Most often, bamboo fencing comes in rolled panels and each bamboo pole is tied tight to the next one, creating a solid wall for privacy.

bamboo fencingBamboo fencing comes in artificial panels or natural bamboo panels in various different colors ranging from light to dark.  Bamboo fences add beauty to any backyard or landscape.

chainlink fenceThis is a photo of a chainlink fence.  These are often used at parks, baseball and softball fields and around powerplants and city properties.

chainlink fencing

Chainlink fencing is strong and durable yet less expensive than other metal fences. It comes in different grades and can be coated.  Vinyl coated chain link fencing typically comes in green or black.

electric fence

This is a photo of an electric fence.  Electric fences come in different options using different types of hot wire.  The one shown also has a strand of barbed wire fence at the bottom.  Electric fences are typically used by farmers to keep livestock such as cattle inside a field.

electric fence photo

Electric fence and hot wire fencing is typically easy to install and easy to repair.  It’s considered an inexpensive fence compared to other types of fencing that serve similar purposes.

garden fence picture

Here’s a  picture of a beautiful flower garden fence.  Garden fences come in many forms but are typically made from wood or vinyl.

horse fence

Historically, most horse fences were wooden fences.  But in recent years a lot of white vinyl horse fencing has surfaced as well.  Wooden fences are cheaper than vinyl but they require upkeep, repair and painting whereas vinyl fences do not.

wooden horse fence

Here’s a photo of a beautiful horse behind a four board black wooden horse fence.

iron fencing

Iron fencing has timeless beauty.  It comes in many different styles and shapes.  Wrought iron fences and ornamental iron fences are strong, durable and add safety and security to a property.

iron fence with brick columns

Here’s a picture of an iron fence between tall brick columns with concrete column caps.

metal fence

Here’s a photo of a metal fence with a gate.  Metal fencing is durable but often requires painting over time.  It can also rust over time.

metal yard fence

Here’s a picture of a black metal yard fence separating two lawns.

picket fence picture

Here’s a picture of a beautiful white picket fence.  The white picket fence is the symbol of the American dream.  A picket fence with pretty landscaping can make any house look lovely.

tall white picket fencePicket fencing can also be used as a border around yards.  Picket fences are usually made of wood or of white vinyl pvc.

plastic privacy fence

Privacy fencing used to be predominantly wooden, but vinyl and plastic has become a big trend in recent years.  This pic is of a beautiful plastic backyard privacy fence.

plastic pool fence

Plastic fences don’t require painting and are virtually maintenance free.  They make excellent privacy fences enclosing swimming pool areas.

swimming pool fence

There are many different kinds of swimming pool fences.  Some are for privacy purposes and some are for safety purposes.  This is a metal safety fence.

swimming pool fence

Here’s another swimming pool safety fence to keep children and uninvited guests out of the pool area.

privacy fence picture

Here’s a picture of a beautiful wooden privacy fence, stained and water sealed.

privacy fence photo

Here’s another picture of a common wooden privacy fence.  These are typically tall with the boards touching each other so people can’t see inside.

PVC fence

Here’s a picture of a gorgeous PVC yard fence.

PVC privacy fence

Here’s another picture of a PVC fence.  This one is a backyard privacy fence.

We will post more photos of different types of fences soon so check back for an update.

Split Rail Fence Pictures

Split rail fences have a Southern charm and are typically associated with country living.  Once a thing of the past, split rail fencing is now becoming a popular landscaping trend regardless of location.  You can choose to go with a traditional rustic fence or you can buy modern, treated fence posts and rails.

Split rail fences are not just for looks.  They are ideal for keeping in livestock or horses.

I’d like to start by showing you some of the more modern split rail fence photos.

split rail fence posts

These are what split rail fence posts look like if you buy them today.  They typically come in 2 hole posts or 3 hole posts.  Typically, the rail spacing is 16″ on center and the 3 hole posts are seven feet long and 2 hole posts are five feet nine inches long.  Line rails normally run about eleven feet long.

Here are what the split post rails look like.

split fail fence fails

An emerging trend is white split rail fencing.

white split rail fence corner

The one in the picture is a corner unit.  One of the main elements of split rail fencing is the diagonal rails on typical corner units.

You can also spruce up your fence by adding a decorative gate like the one pictured below.

decorative split rail fence gate

Or you can just use a more traditional gate like this one.

split rail fence gate

Often the wood used for split rail fencing is pine, but many people prefer cedar.

Here is a photo of a beautiful cedar split rail fence.

cedar split rail fence

This is the older, more traditional looking type of fence I was referring to.  This type of fence is what most people envision when you say split rail fence.

rustic split rail fence

The fence above can be found in the Smoky Mountains.  These fences were extremely popular in the Southern states.

split rail fence corner

Here’s another photo of some diagonal corner pieces.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, split rail fencing is often used for landscaping, but it is also widely used by farmers to keep livestock in and keep other animals out.

Below are a couple photos of split rail fencing with wire mesh attached to it.

split rail fence wire mesh

wire mesh on split rail fence

I hope you’ve found this information useful and the pictures helpful.  If you have any questions about any type of fencing just let us know.


Privacy Fence Pictures

The following pictures are of wooden privacy fences.  These types of fences can be used for pool areas, property lines, or any other place where you want to keep others out and not allow them to see in.

wood privacy fence

This is a picture of a standard wood privacy fence in someone’s back yard.  This fence sets on the property line and separates the homeowner’s property from the house right beside them.

wooden privacy fence

This wooden privacy fence is much more elequant and features a great pattern of horizontal and vertical panels as well as decorative post tops.  It not only provides privacy for this pool area but it looks fantastic as well.

wooden privacy fence design

Here’s another wooden privacy fence design.  This one uses curves at the top with an upside down arc shape at the top which looks like wavs.  It also has decorative post tops.

patterned wooden fence

Here’s a picture of a patterned wooden privacy fence.  Each panel has checkered boards from top to bottom.

wood fence pattern

I really like the wood fence design above.  The design is similar to a wicker basket with each board weaving in and out.  It makes for the best looking wooden fence I have seen so far.

cedar fence

Here is a beautiful privacy fence made of cedar planks.  Not only does it look gorgeous but it smells great too.  This fence has decorative post tops as well.

wood fence with stone columns

This privacy fence has vertical wooden board panels with columns made of stones.  It also features a hedgerow as well.

I hope these pictures of wooden privacy fences designs have given you some ideas for your fencing project.  More pics will be posted soon so please check back often.