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Fences: Hacks, Modifications, New Trends and Cutting-Edge Styles

Hi, my name is Johnny. For years, I worked as a handyman, and although I did a bit of everything, I ended up helping a lot of people put up fences. Over the years, I have seen what works. I have learned how to hack your need for fencing if you don't have the time or cash to put up a new fence, and how to modify and repair fences to improve their function. I have also seen a lot of trends come and go, and I'm keenly interested in what's new in the world of fencing. Unfortunately, a back injury has made it difficult for me to work so now, I explore ideas by writing about them. I hope you enjoy my fencing blog and that you learn a lot. Thanks for stopping by!

Ideas for Timber Fencing to Discuss With Your Contractor

A timber fence is a great choice for any property, as it can provide complete privacy and even help with noise insulation better than wire or any type of open fence material. While a timber fence can be a great choice for your property, you might want to discuss some ideas with your contractor for how to dress it up and make it more unique and personal. Note a few suggestions here.

1. Choose horizontal slats

Most timber fences are installed with vertical slats, but horizontal slats can make your fence look very unique and more modern than a standard wood fence. You can add even more style to this look by changing up the height of the slats and leaving some open gaps between them. This will keep your fence from looking too rustic or country-style, if you prefer something a bit unique.

You might also have the slats installed on a diagonal; each panel can then go in opposite directions, so that it looks like they form a V or W around your property. This is an especially good look for untreated lumber, as each slat will have a different hue and be more noticeable when installed diagonally.

2. Mix up the materials

A good way to keep your timber fencing from looking a bit overwhelming or too rustic is to mix up the materials, rather than having the entire fence made of timber. To do this, you might choose stone for the posts between panels rather than timber beams. You might also create a base for your fence of stone or poured cement. This can make your fence look more stately and secure.

Another good way of mixing up materials is to use metal; have metal bars or tubes used to make frames for sections of the timber fence. You can then continue this metal as part of the gate to your yard for a cohesive look.

3. Choose color

An untreated timber fence can look very attractive, but color can also enhance the look of your property. Crisp white can look very clean and keep the space from being closed-in. You might paint the posts between sections of wood; choose black against a natural fence for a modern look, or paint the posts a darker brown color to keep it natural.

Remember that you can repaint a timber fence as often as you like, which is one advantage to this material, so don't settle for a drab and untreated look for your fence. For more tips or assistance, visit resources like http://www.amazingfencing.com.au.