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      DIY Fencing Projects: Easiest Wooden Materials to Work With


      16th April 2024

      In order for your do-it-yourself fencing project to be successful, it is important to choose the right kind of wooden materials. In addition to having a great look, you need the fence to be easy and durable while working with. Below, we’ve identified some of the most popular wooden fencing materials and helps you pick out the ones that are best suited for your DIY Project.

       

      1. Pine

      Pine is a softwood commonly found in many places and is relatively cheap hence its popularity in DIY fences. It can be easily cut using common woodworking tools such as saws, drills among others because it is light weight; it could also be shaped into different forms by using these tool pieces. The knotty character of pine enhances its appearance which beautifies your fence. However, being a softwood variety, pine may rot from moisture or get infested by bugs unless treated with preservative or paint to extend its life expectancy.

       

      2. Cedar

      Another softwood that makes a good material for outdoor projects like fencing is cedar tree because it cannot be destroyed by rotting agents, decaying or even being chewed away by insects hence making it serve you well for a long time in terms of durability if you use them for your own fence .It’s light in weight and easy to handle just like spruce but has long grains without knots thus making fir more appealing. Cedar has a unique Odor which can give off that natural scent when placed outside.

       

      3. Spruce

      Spruce wood is very similar to pine in many ways although it is different name wise, this type of wood is not expensive meaning any one can acquire this wood without much trouble and it can be worked on easily with simple tools used in wood working art since spruce trees are generally light weighted plants due to their being thin mainly uniform pale colour along straight grain that would give your fence a clean modern appearance. Spruce, like pine, may be damaged by moisture and bugs so it is necessary to treat it with appropriate preservation measures.

       

      4. Oak

      At UK Oak, we specialize in providing high-quality oak for a variety of projects including oak fencing. It’s a hardwood that has attributes such as its strength and resistance to weathering, which makes it excellent for making fences that can last long because the material is tough. Oak is harder to work with compared to softwoods due to its density. However, the outcome of working with oak outweighs all these challenges since the wood grains are good looking and have warm colour tones that gives every garden fence an attractive look.

       

      5. Larch

      Larch is a unique type of softwood that combines both features of hardwoods and softwoods In terms of workability larch can be said to be relatively easy like pine or spruce but from a durability point of view this kind of wood tends to outperform most other types of hardwoods such as oak found on furniture or buildings .It also possesses an appealing red-brown shade which deepens further when exposed under sun rays for some time; therefore if you want something natural-looking and lasting in your DIY fence project then go for larch.

      When choosing wooden materials for your DIY fencing project, there are several factors you should consider: how much money you are willing spend; what do you want your fence to appear like; how much maintenance do you want? Pine is softer than cedar or spruce however it’s lighter weight hence cheaper although they could demand regular maintenance if used as fencing material. On the other hand, oaks enhance luxury but require hard labour investment while constructing at higher prices than others.

      UK Oak has a strong belief in investing in quality materials to ensure success in DIY fencing. Our oak is sourced skilfully and made excellently, and it is a perfect selection for anybody who wants to fence which does not only have an amazing look but also incredibly strong and durable. With the right choice of timber products and careful planning of your scheme, you could create a breathtakingly practical fence that would add value to your garden for many years.



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