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I would like to have an outdoor fence installed and would like to find out the best wood for this would be. I thought Cedar would be the best but not sure.

How expensive is cedar compared to Cypress, which my contractor seems to like.
 

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In my area Cedar and Cypress are roughly the same cost. Are you set on not using pressure treated, as it is definitely the most cost efficient.

I do not have a problem using Cedar or Cypress on the custom fences I build, but for your average run of the mill fence I use pressure treated.
 

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I am in Jacksonville, Florida so it should be about the same price here. Would you recommend cedar over cypress?

I don't mind having to do a little up keep on either one, I just want the best wood for the job.
 

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I need to price out Cedar shadow box fences around here.

About how much do you or would you charge for a job like this:

144' of 8'x6' cedar shadow box fence (picture framed)
62' of 8'x3' cedar shadow box fence
2 cedar gates
using 6"x6" posts


Another question:

If I use cedar for the fence, should I use cedar for the 6"x6" posts that are holding the fence up or do you use pressure treated lumber?
 
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