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Old 06-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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is there a fence, 6', style that is inexpensive. AND has a nice look on the buyers side ? or at least has the SAME look on both sides ?

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Nice look and inexpensive is totally subjective as everyone has a different perspective. You can buy premade fence panels at most lumber yards ... Pressure treated will be cheaper than cedar (here its about double the price for cedar). Various styles available depending what you like.
If you are building it yourself (after all this is a DIY site) you can simply by 6" fence boards and perhaps some premade lattice for the top 12" so that it isn't just one big solid wall. Entirely a matter of personal choice.

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How long of a fence are you building? Shadow box style looks the same on both sides..
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FYI: the quality of the big box store premade panels can be very questionable ... Typically stapled together and the quality of each panel depends if the kid assembling it had his coco pops or not ;-)
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My neighbors across the street used pre made privacy fence. After a year the boards started falling off. The 3/4" boards were nailed up with 1" nails.
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Getting decent quality timber seems to be harder and harder these days ... Many stuff has to be special ordered now. So many people just want what is cheapest but never has it been truer in my humble opinion that you really get what you pay for. My local supplier was telling me to stear clear of their premade fence panels as they were uncomfortable with me having to guarantee my work using such crap product. If it were me I would pay the premium for good quality cedar and build it all from scratch ... But obviously that's a lot more labour if you are paying a guy to do it for you.
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i didn't measure, but i would say about 100'

as far as cost, i sure hope this doesn't end up costing $$$$'s. and i don't need anything fancy.

other than the post holes(lots of roots) i am going to do this myself. yes, i will get a permit. will the inspector make sure i have the fence in the correct position ?

i would rather see this
http://www.championfences.com/Arched%20Solid.jpg

instead of this
http://www.hooverfence.com/wood/imag...solid-main.jpg

but this, on both sides, would be ok.
http://www.deckbuildersmiami.com/imgs/0064.gif
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i didn't measure, but i would say about 100'

as far as cost, i sure hope this doesn't end up costing $$$$'s. and i don't need anything fancy.

other than the post holes(lots of roots) i am going to do this myself. yes, i will get a permit. will the inspector make sure i have the fence in the correct position ?

i would rather see this
http://www.championfences.com/Arched%20Solid.jpg

instead of this
http://www.hooverfence.com/wood/imag...solid-main.jpg

but this, on both sides, would be ok.
http://www.deckbuildersmiami.com/imgs/0064.gif
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#3 will cost thousands of dollars for 100ft.

just fyi.
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#1 looks like an on site built cedar fence ... the not all in line screws/nails is a bit of a give away that it was not manufactured as panels.

#2 is what your lovely neighbour gets to see ;-)

#3 will cost many $$$$

As with any home renovation / construction project; you have cost, timeline & quality as 3 key elements ... pick 2 as you can't have all 3 ie. if it's fast & cheap the quality will be poor. If it is however slow, crap & expensive you hired the wrong company lol

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