TRADITIONAL ENGLISH NATURAL WOOD PICKET FENCE

Traditional english wood picket fence is one of the most popular styles of picket fencing.  The pickets are the same heights and some choices in the fencing is picket spacing and picket heights and picket toppings.

traditional english wood picket fence

TRADITIONAL WOOD PICKET FENCE with GOTHIC PICKET TOPS

Styling from over the pond, this is the Traditional English picket fence, the picket heights remain the same height. Available in heights from 3' to 6' high, recommended heights of 4' to 5' height. The most popular height is 5' to keep in large dogs, and close picket spacing for smaller lap dog pets.  Many of our homeowner's will have more than one pet, so this is by far one of the most popular and least expensive backyard natural wood fences.

Traditional English Wood PicketTRADITIONAL ENGLISH WOOD PICKET FENCE

The dog ear traditional english wood picket fence features a clipped top to the picket board. The clip known as a dogear ( think of fold top corner page of book to mark location) serves two purposes.  First is decoration to give the picket fence styling.

The second purpose of the dogear picket is to help the appearance of the fence as the fence runs inclines and declines in the fence row.  What I mean is that it is an optical illusion for the pickets to appear in a smoother line while climbing a hill.  A squared off board will show offsets when climbing a hill, where as your eye will fill in the gap on the pickets appearing as a much cleaner line.

 

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH WOOD PICKET FENCE

So many picket fences have been built using the dog eared picket that customers are looking for a different look for their fence topping.  Thus the rounded dog ear (curved top) also known as the gothic picket top. The same optical illusion appears here so this is a great choice to use when negotiating multiple grades in a back yard.