Picket fencing is one of the most popular choices for front yards in the U.S., but did you know that there are a few styles to choose from? Continue reading to learn about four styles of picket fences to decide which type would look best in your yard!
The classic style is what most people picture when they think of a picket fence. The body of the picket is straight, while the top features a sharp point, which was initially meant to keep animals and intruders from climbing over into the homeowner’s property. The standard picket is about three to four feet tall and three inches wide, and most picket fences are made of hardwoods like cedar or pressurized wood. You may only think of picket fences as being painted white, but they can be any color you choose, as long as you use a primer and a weatherproof paint.
As mentioned above, the classic picket fence is about three inches wide, but the wide slats style can come with pickets as wide as six inches. This is a good choice for those who want more privacy, or who simply want a more modern version of the fence. It’s also possible to customize a picket fence with varying widths in pickets, alternating from wide to narrow.
Another option for your picket fence is to change the shape of the panel top to a curved shape. The most common curved styles are arched and scalloped, and both convey a classic appeal. The arched style draws attention to the post and is often paired with a decorative post cap.
The picket points can be altered to a picket top that almost resembles wrought iron finials. You can choose a relatively simple Gothic point, or something more elaborate with lots of curves and points. These more intricate picket styles look best when in front of historical homes, but they can also complement a cottage or ranch style home nicely.
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