Illinois Fence Company had the privilege to install over 250′ of 6-foot wood privacy fence in Plainfield, IL. As you can see from the photos, it turned out great! The fence crew was able to do the job in 2 days! They dug all the new holes, set the posts, and removed all the dirt the first day. On the second day, the fence installation team hung all the fence sections, put on the post caps and trim boards, and hung all the gates. As you can see in the video, the homeowners were excited to let their chickens run free.
The fence that we installed is referred to as a 6-foot solid traditional cedar fence with 2-4 split and face trim board. The 2-4 split refers to the inside of the fence. Looking at the photos, you can see that the middle 2×4 is raised up afoot. So from the bottom 2×4 to the middle is 4-feet and 2-feet from the middle 2×4 to the top 2×4. There is no structural value for raising the middle 2×4 up, but it does give the fence a more modern look. As for the face trim board, that is on the outside of the fence. You can either put that on top of the fence or the face; it depends on your preference. Either way, the trim board gives it a more finished look!
All of the wood that we used for the fence installation was cedar. The posts are a full 4-inch white cedar post! We have been using identical fence posts for over 30 years, and they withstand the elements well. The white cedar posts don’t need to be treated at all. If you leave them be, they will naturally turn grey over time. However, if you want them to look good longer, you can stain them a color of your liking. We set all of the posts in concrete, a mix of portland cement, stone, and sand. In our professional opinion, this is the best way to install a fence, whether it’s wood, vinyl, aluminum, or chainlink.
As a fence company, it was a privilege to install this fence in Plainfield, IL, and we hope you enjoyed the project review. If you like this wood fence, feel free to check out our other wood fence photos! View more wood fence photos!
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