Best Type of Wood for a Fence

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A wooden fence is an excellent enhancement to any home. You can have a fence for security and privacy or lessen noise, or maybe just for its attractive looks. What type of wood should you use as a material for your fence? It will depend on the climate of your area, funds, and how long you are planning to stay in your house. Let’s take a closer look at how to choose the most suitable wood for your fence.



When picking the type of wood for your fence, consider the local climate. Do you live in a coastal area or a dry area? Does the area reach freezing temperatures or above 100-degree temperatures? Does the weather shift or remain almost stable? Choosing the conventional wood for your climate will prevent decay and contribute a long-lasting fence.



Maybe you not plan to buy the firmest, long-lasting wood. Though, more durable wood may save up money if you intend to remain in your home for a decade or maybe more. A quality wooden fence will require fewer repairs and less likely to need replacement if needed. However, if you are going to move out, it may be not worth to invest in good wood.

Wood fences could last up to 20 years upwards if they received routine maintenance, quality of installation, type of wood. Consult a professional fence contractor to determine the best wood for your home’s needs and have it installed to last a more extended period. The Fence Masters has been installing and repairing wooden fences in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas for about more than 20 years in the business. We guarantee our work and materials that we are using to exceed your expectations. We have an A+ rating at the BBB.

Types of Wood for a Fence

The typical kind of woods used for fencing is cedar and pine, though cypress and redwood are also good options.


Pinewood is popular because it’s a relatively reasonable price and durability. It’s more flexible and, therefore, easy to work with, and it opposes shrinkage.


Cedar wood does not need significant maintenance, and the wood contains natural bug-repelling substances. It has a pleasant smell, and a charming look also makes it desirable, though it is more expensive than the other type of wood.


This wood is a popular alternative to cedar because it also has an insect-resistant and related price. It has a pleasant aroma and some knots.


Redwood also has an insect-resistant and long-lasting, and many people prefer its appearance, though it is likewise pricey to cedar.

Douglas Fir

Fir is another type of wood that is very common for a fence. With a similar aspect as pine, douglas fir has a few added advantages. It is one of the most long-lasting softwoods, which can make it better over pine. It does not require curing or staining, can be left natural. And will maintain its yellowish look for a while before obtaining a gray hue, which can be delay by a sealant. It also does not quickly crisp or twists as much as it dries.


Spruce is not as sturdy as different kinds of wood. It is prone to warping, particularly in wet climates, and easily can suffer from insect infestations that can lessen or even damage the wood. Treatment with a sealant can increase the longevity of the wood. Besides, many people don’t find the wood to be very attractive. The grain is common and usually has spots and other imperfections.


Make sure your fence treated by staining it to protect against moisture and extremely low or high temperatures. The sealant should also contain UV protection, which will preserve the natural color of the wood. Clean and refurbish the fence every other year to maintain its look. Look for a wooden fence that complements your unique sense of style, all while enduring severe weather, pests, and cost. The seclusion offered by a wooden fence will give you a feeling of secured and freedom.

We highly encourage you to hire a professional to manage your wooden fences. Because you might get an allergic reaction, lead to an accident, or any misuse of a fence cleaner solution, sealant or stain if you are not familiar with using it.

Our Custom-Built Wood Fence

The Fence Masters wood fence uses 1-inch cedar wood planks built in our warehouse here in Oklahoma City for our wood privacy fences. The big-box stores use 5/8 inch(1/8 inch over ½ inch) pre-made redwood, which bows, bends, and rots in a short-term period. 

We custom-built all of our wood fences using Postmaster Metal posts (Not wood posts will rot). Real two by four by eight cedar runners, and 1 inch thick pickets, all from 100% kiln-dried cedar. We only use a special top-quality fence stain and sealant specially formulated for the outdoor elements that will have your fence looking new for years to come. After 20 years in business, we know the very best products to have your fence looking new for years to come.

Better Material Better Installation Better Fence

When you need a reliable fence builder for the projects that requires perimeter security and control to your property, choose The Fence Masters

We are not the cheapest, and that is not our goal. Our goal is to:

Do it right the first time.

Provide high-quality materials that will last for years to come.

Provide you with prompt, courteous service.

To get a FREE quote and the exclusive 20% off on wood fence stain when we install your fence or if you have any questions, please call us today at 405 728 3200.

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