Are you worn out of sitting and gazing at your neighbours ugly gardens or are you just yearning privacy from those neighbours that always seem to know your each and every move? If this describes how you feel and you’re ready to get some level of privacy and a much better view, then it really is time to think about fitting a fence/wall fence around your home. If you would like to consider putting up a fence then you need to acquaint yourself on various kinds of fencing materials you can use. In this article we look at oak fence which is increasingly becoming popular for those looking for environmentally friendly, long lasting solution without compromising on style.
Why oak fence?
- Outlasts and is superior compared to other timbers typically used for fencing.
- The tannins found in the oak offer a natural protection that eliminates any need for any additive/preservative remedies making this a practically maintenance-free fencing solution.
- Most oak fencing products have unique and original designs which are practical, strong and stylish Durable, sculptural, and beautifully textured.
- The design and layout of the fencing permits the wind to go through making it strong in stormy weather conditions and is unlikely to get blown over. The design also allows rays of the sun to pass through which is valuable to plants as helps prevent shade and frost pockets.
- Oak fencing is at home in traditional, contemporary, and or commercial settings.
Types of oak fences
Woven Oak Hurdles
These are stunning woven hurdles built from green oak and have been utilized for ages. There’re no nail guns utilized; all joints are screwed or mortised. The bottom rail and top rail are usually 3″x2″ thick whereas the woven-lath is 3″ wide. Staves are mortised into the bottom and top rail thereby making the hurdle incredibly strong!
Post & Rail Oak Fence
Post & rail oak fence provides a robust barrier and is especially used for gardening/agricultural fencing. The square oak posts might be mortised to accept tenanted-rails or rails may be drilled into to the posts. The rail sections may be cleft half-rounded, triangular or rectangular.
Close Boarded Oak Fence
Close boarded oak fence is built using oak timber posts by using a gravel board set between at ground -level. Arris-rails are fixed between the oak posts and feather edged panels are setting a vertical placement to the arris -rails. The feather edged boards are completed at the top by using a capping rail. For oak posts to be noticeable from the front-of-the-fence, they can be provided already mortised, just ready to fit in the tenanted-arris rails. The feather-edge board is then fixed-flush between the posts.
Picket Oak Fence
Picket fencing is typically used around cottage-gardens, but may also be used elsewhere. It can provided as untreated hardwood such as oak It may be made into a wide range of designs and layouts by varying the board-heights , or pales, that can be pointed, rounded, chamfered or around the upper edge.