Wooden Picket Fencing

Wooden Picket Fencing

Wooden picket fencing is one of the most classic and stylish types of garden fencing that are ever so popular in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

With some many different styles of fencing available it speaks volumes that this classic style of picket fencing is still as popular today as it always has been. A nice picket fence can really help to bring a garden to life and is perfectly suited to go around the border of a front garden or to help separate the land between neighbouring houses.

Added Charm

Many people love the look of wooden picket fencing as it helps to bring a certain element of charm to a property, that you will often see throughout the British countryside or outside small, cute country cottages.

The picket fence has become part of the quintessentially British country image and it is very easy to imagine a picket fence around a village green, where the locals play cricket, drink a nice cup of tea and eat cucumber sandwiches. Drinking cocktails with friends in the summertime, sat in the garden that has a picket fence around it is another image that easily springs to mind.

The picket fence first became popular over two hundred years ago and particularly increased in popularity during the Victorian era. Its popularity remains today and a picket fence is often seen outside many suburban homes and countryside cottages.


After you have measured the area of the garden or land so you will know how much fencing will need to be purchased, wooden picket fencing can be easily erected or constructed. You can usually buy pre-assembled packs that just require the fencing to be driven into the ground so they are secure and sturdy.

You can also use a base plate or concrete foundations that will help to secure the fence panels, whilst also keeping the wooden fence lightly away from the ground, as this can help to reduce the risk of the wood rotting or becoming damaged. You will then need to place the panels of the fence at equal spaces away from each other.

The panels will then need to be secured by two beams with nails, which run near the top and bottom of the fence. It is important to make sure the support beams are straight and level so the picket fence does not bend or become crooked.


Some people think that wooden picket fencing can be difficult and problematic to maintain but this isn't necessarily true. As with any fencing made from wood, if you do not treat it, it could be damaged by the weather, especially by the rain and snow.

In order to successfully maintain your picket fence, treat it with some form of wood treatment solution every 12 months or so as this will help to protect the wood and keep it from rotting. You can also paint your wooden picket fencing annually as this will help to keep it looking new all year round.

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