Natural Wood Fence:  Picket vs Privacy 

Natural Wood Fencing Knoxville TennesseeWhether you are looking for small picket fence for your home or a large privacy fence you have come to the right place! We stick build fences on site to fit your terrain and we also fabricate picket fence panels for a quick installation. Click on the underlined red text or click on the photos to link and jump to that page. We have many more natural wood fencing options and solutions available so if you don't see what you like on our site give us a call for more ideas.

 

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WHY CHOOSE NATURAL WOOD FENCE?

Many homeowners enjoy the look, texture and feel of REAL NATURAL WOOD FENCING. This relates back to a time when the fencing flaws were considered colorful and a sense of character.  So if your wood fence has knots, splits in the ends, discolorations and flaws in the wood, CONGRATULATIONS,  you have a natural wood fence!

 


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NATURAL WOOD PICKET FENCES

TRADITIONAL NATURAL WOOD PICKET FENCE  

Remember that Shirley Temple  Christmas story ...traditional two story house with the swing out back and a little white picket fence? That is your Traditional picket fence!  Various heights, picket sizes, and spacing on this great traditional look!

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CHARLESTON NATURAL WOOD PICKET FENCE

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CHARLESTON GOTHIC WOOD PICKET FENCE - PANEL BUILT

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CHARLESTON NATURAL WOOD FENCE PICKET FENCE

How about a nice arching natural wood picket fence? Large dogs not a problem with this beautiful fencing in heights up to 5' tall.  Options include spacing, degree of arch, decorative finials, decorative post tops, picket spacing, and gates options. To the left is a panel built Charleston rainbow style natural wood picket fence with gothic pickets and french gothic post tops.

To the right is another Charleston natural wood picket fence, rainbow style that is stick built on site for a custom fit to the ground and EVENLY spaced posts. This fence is trimmed Precision End Trimmed after construction to keep the boards tight to the grade and a decorative arch on the top!

 

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Windsor Natural Wood Picket Fence

Windsor Natural Wood Picket Fence

WINDSOR NATURAL WOOD PICKET FENCE

A very nice variation of the Charleston, this WINDSOR NATURAL WOOD PICKET FENCE has an even scallop to the fence.  Dropping in the middle of the section for  a smooth look.  The section rises at the French gothic post accentuating the post and  defining the fence.

The Windsor picket fence to the left is stick built on sit. The pickets are placed to the ground and then nailed. This technique eliminates gapping under the fence for a tighter fit.  The scallop top trim cut cleans up the top of the fence for a clean crisp custom fitted fence.

 

 

Charleston gothic natural wood picket fence

Charleston gothic natural wood picket fence

ENGLISH GARDENS NATURAL WOOD PICKET FENCE

English Gardens is a variation of the Traditional English Fence, with alternating heights for fencing sections.  Commonly used close in to the home as a gardens fence.

The English Gardens fence is built in our fabrication shop in a panel. We take the individual square end pickets and top them using a special topper machine. Then we set the metal frame table to the correct settings to get our arch built. After nailing the pickets to the backing rail and trimming, the sections are banded together ready for installation.

 


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NATURAL WOOD PRIVACY FENCES

Classic Wood PrivacyTRADITIONAL NATURAL WOOD PRIVACY

Photo to the left is the Traditional or CLASSIC natural wood privacy fence.  This is the original full 6' high privacy fence.  For specific objectives of containing aggressive or large dogs or for privacy height this is a great privacy fence at a low cost.

All of the full height fences below are built on the same structure that the Classic privacy is built on. Posts are set in "real concrete" 24" deep, 3 backing rails per section, galvanized "RING SHANK" nails for gripping purposes.  When choosing the other fence styles below you are adding a bit of PIZZAZ to your home and hopefully make it more attractive adding to the value of your home. The main differences in all the fence styles below is the additional pickets required and the additional labor for the decorative cuts.

CHARLESTON WOOD PRIVACY

WOW! This is by far our most popular natural wood privacy fence style of all time!  Not only does it look great with beautiful symmetrical arches across the top, but it also hugs the ground tightly keeping pets in!

You cannot get this symmetry using panel fences, all of our larger natural wood fences are stick built on site.  By evenly spacing all the posts in a line you have a clean consistent site line.

Charleston Spaced Privacy

Charleston Natural Wood Spaced Privacy

Panel fencing will not hug the ground, and when you reach the end of the fence line you always use part of a full section ( known as wrapping a section). So then you have part of a section on one side and the rest of the section on the other side of the corner. Not so bad if the fence is the straight across the top, but with arching or scooping fences it just looks amateurish.

The Charleston (arched ) on the left photo is a SPACED PRIVACY.  When you like the privacy look in your fence but you still want a little air flow then we can space the boards about 3/4" apart. This intentional spacing will create a more open feel to your privacy fence while maintaining the privacy and security.

 

 

Windsor Privacy Natural Wood Fence

Windsor Privacy Natural Wood Fence

WINDSOR WOOD PRIVACY

So, you like the idea of closing all the gaps with fence pickets tight to the ground to keep in pets, but you want something different than the Charleston.  It seems like these fences will go in phases of popularity. The Windsor Natural Wood Privacy Fence has all the same benefits to homeowners as the Charleston.  Many people feel that the Charleston (arch) is more private than the Windsor (scoop) and that is for you to decide.

 

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