Where to buy fencing material other than

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Old 11-28-07, 09:18 AM
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Where to buy fencing material other than

Lowes and Home Depot? In MA preferably.
 
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Old 11-28-07, 09:23 AM
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Not sure about your area but I get mine from a fence dealer I found in the Yellow pages. I don't know if the quality is any better but when you need a custom size gate made it's much easier.
 
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So lumber yards don't carry fencing material, right?
 
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Old 11-28-07, 10:00 AM
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I assumed chain link. If it's wood fencing then a lumber yard may carry what you want.
 
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Old 11-28-07, 10:28 AM
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look for a local saw mill particularly in rural farm areas
 
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Originally Posted by mattison View Post
I assumed chain link.
No, I'm looking for wood, probably cedar.
 
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Fence

Can you be more specific? Are you looking for posts and flat boards or posts and rails? Prebuilt panels?
 
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Originally Posted by Wirepuller38 View Post
Can you be more specific? Are you looking for posts and flat boards or posts and rails? Prebuilt panels?
Yes, prebuilt (willing to hammer things and install but I'm not going to buy bulk cedar and woodwork it into a fence). Probably a picket style fence.
 
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Wood Fence Panels

Check the web site below. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see an example of a picket style fence.

http://www.reliablefenceboston.com/w...encing&UID=103

I hope this helps. Post again if you have further questions. Good luck with yor project.
 
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Yeah, I'm kind of looking for something like the Eased Edge Colonial Picket fence. Seems like they install all their fences. I don't see that they will sell you the fence only.
 
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Check the yellow pages...

Check you local yellow pages for lumber yards a lot of them can get fence panels but may not stock them.

Is your area level? If you have to go up or down any hills with pre-made panels they can be a real pain to work with and don't look to good IMO.

You can buy the individual pickets and put them together with the same tools you'll need to put a pre-built panel fence together.
 
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kelly001,

You seem to be making this more difficult than it is. A lumberyard will have the fence parts (posts, rails and boards) that you can nail or screw together. About the only cutting involved will be cutting the rails to fit between the posts.

Panels will be a PITA! The posts have to be spaced perfectly.
 
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kelly001,

You seem to be making this more difficult than it is. A lumberyard will have the fence parts (posts, rails and boards) that you can nail or screw together. About the only cutting involved will be cutting the rails to fit between the posts.

Panels will be a PITA! The posts have to be spaced perfectly.
I don't know I checked the websites for all the lumberyards around here and not a single one advertised fencing material. I will give a few calls...
 
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kelly001,

The lumberyards around here don't advertise specifically that they carry wood fencing, unless they have it on sale. That usually happens in the spring and early summer. They assume that they will be the first place a shopper will look when they are trying to buy wood. (But you know how ASSUME breaks down!!)

There's no need to quote the entire post of a previous poster. We tend to short cut things as much as possible. If you would have just said 'Lefty', followed by a comma (like I just did), that's enough.

Let us know how your search is going. The big boxes will have fence parts as well, but watch what you are getting. They both (the blue and the orange one) tend to have fence boards that are only 5/8" thick. The price is lower, but so is the quality!
 
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