Four Unconventional Solutions To Create An Attractive Wood Fence For Your Home

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If you want to have a wood fence for your home, there are many different options. You may be thinking about traditional wood fencing materials, but there are alternatives. Plywood and siding can be a great way to add a wood fence to your home with a different look. If you want to have a unique looking wood fence for your property, here are four unconventional solutions to give you a fence that looks a little different:

1. Creating Custom Wood Panels With Plywood

If you want to have a fence with custom decorations, which can include things like lettering for initials, street addresses and names, plywood is a good option. You can get plywood with different grades and wood species. Some plywood may have a finished face, and a lower grade wood on the underside that is usually covered up. You may want to look for material that has a finish grade on both sides. Making panel sections and applying lacquer to the plywood will give you a fence with a really unique look. Stenciling decorations in the plywood will also help to allow wind to pass through the fence and prevent it from being damaged.  To strengthen these sections, you can also add wood battens to the design.

2. Using Siding As A Wood Siding Solution

Siding is another great option for custom wood fencing. This is great if you just want to have a small privacy fence around an area like a front yard. With a small wall, your fence can match the siding on your home. You do not even have to use actual wood for this. If you choose to use materials like cement fiberboard, you can get the same look with a material that is more durable and requires less maintenance than wood. There are also other products that can have wood finishes or colors on them to resemble the look of real wood, such as vinyl, metal or composite decking materials.

3. Building Large Fences From Hewn Log Materials

Building a large wood fence can also be done with hewn log materials. These can be milled logs that have flat and round edges, or it can be rough log materials. This is a great for large expanses of fences for rural homes or large properties. It can give you a rustic fence that blends in with the terrain. Log fences can also be practical if you have livestock that you want to keep fenced in on your property.

4. Using Alternative Woods Like Different Hardwood Species

Another option for an unconventional wood fence is using hardwoods. Tropical hardwoods are great materials to use for outdoor fencing and can sometimes even outlast conventional treated wood materials. Other hardwoods like oak are also very durable, and will last for many years with regular maintenance and care.  If you want to have a unique design, you can even combine different types of wood species to create different patterns with colors and textures of wood.

These are some of the things that can be done to create a unique looking wood fence. If you need help with the design and installation of your new wood fence, contact professional fence contractors and ask them about applying some of these ideas in the design of your new fence.  

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