Baseball is the quintessential American sport. Every year, millions of fans nationwide gather to watch, play and talk baseball. But among all the superstars and legends of the game, there’s one hero that rarely gets its due: chain link fencing.
Without a protective chain link backstop guarding home base, thousands of baseballs would be needlessly sacrificed to the parking lot—not to mention putting spectators at risk. Yet chain link fencing isn’t just for baseball diamonds. If you’re thinking of installing a new fence for your home, yard, or garden, chain link could be the unsung hero you’re looking for. Read the rest of this entry »
The picket fence is a classic piece of Americana, representing what many people strive for: stability, comfort, family and peace of mind. A picket fence provides a safe enclosure for children and pets while still allowing you to socialize with the neighbors.
You consider yourself a handy person. You change your own tires and build your own bookshelves. But now you want to build your own fence, and you’re unsure whether your skills are up to snuff. Fortunately, there’s a type of fence that is extremely easy to construct, requires only a few tools and supplies, and looks great: the split rail fence.
Split rail fences have been around for a long time. Traditionally used to on ranches to hold horses and cattle, they were popular during the 1800s due to how easy and affordable they are to build. Most pioneer split rail fences were nothing more than logs of equal size split lengthwise and stacked in an interlocking, zig-zag fashion. They were easy to set up, sturdy, and easy to tear down.
It’s hard not to admire a well-kept cedar fence. Few other landscaping additions do so much to instill a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere while offering security, privacy and a place for children and pets to play.
But there are many other reasons cedar—Western Red cedar, in particular—is considered a premium fencing material. Here are ten things you may not know about cedar fences: