Sunday, April 20, 2008

Answer to Michael Regarding Fence

Michael--you didn't leave your contact info, so I can't contact you privately. To answer your question, the fence was going to be done with pine actually, upon the advice of Steve from Austin's Vintage Modern. You'll notice a house on his site that acted as partial inspiration for our fence. He did his with pine.

That said, pine was too expensive at the time, and now I'm forgetting what the alternate choice was. But it isn't anything exotic. Just go to your local lumber yard, and it's one of the most conventional options there. Definitely not cedar though. They are 1x4s and 1x2s. Some people do 1x1s, but we've heard there's lots of problems with bowing, so we bumped the size up.

Hope this helps. Feel free to email me if you have more questions!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey thanks for getting back to me. I believe you are using spruce? any idea on how that will hold up to the weather. notice you have chosen a nice full bodied stain, looks great too. I'm in Seattle and the fence board of choice is cedar, if you can afford it.

Carrie said...

I just discovered your blog will searching for ...horizontal slatted fencing! We just purchased a mcm house in Park Hill and, as all the yard is in the front of the house, need to put up a privacy screen around the patio area and wanted to do something similar to what you have though we want the slats to be equal size and open on the bottom. What kind of wood did you end up using for our climate? Also, can you give me a ball park of what Skyy(?) charged? Much appreciated.

Brent & Jamie said...

Hey carrie--email me (should be able to email somewhere on my blog--i don't want to post the address so I don't get spammed to all hell). I'll answer all your questions!

scott (madison's dad) said...

I'm also looking for the type of wood used on the modern slat fence. Would you mind sharing your findings with me. Thanks in advance! - Scott

Brent & Jamie said...

Pine!