Cedar Fence Construction

cedar fence construction

This beautiful six foot high western red cedar fence replaced an old worn out fence that was ready to fall down.  Fencing contractors like to install cedar because it's lighter and softer than pressure treated lumber, as well as having superior dimensional stability and less imperfections.  Cedar is also kiln dried from the mill unlike pressure treated wood that comes soaking wet - the difference is that you can stain or paint your cedar fence right away instead of waiting for it to dry out for months.  Another consideration is that you can achieve little to no visible gaps between cedar fence boards because they are already dried, versus pressure treated fence boards which will shrink slightly after installation as they dry out leaving 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch gap between each board.