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1 x 6 Wood Fence With 2 x 4 Cap

 
 

This is an extremely nice looking wood fence, using 1 x 6 with 2 x 4 for bottom and top railing, along with a 2 x 4 cap. I have two suggestions for this fence, one would be to make sure that the bottom is not touching the soil.

It would also be a good idea to keep the fencing away from the grass, as the grass stays moist, so will the bottom of the fence. The moist grass eventually will lead to wood rot and possibly attract termites.

The other thought, is the top of the fence, climates that provide a lot of moisture, could create a problem as it sits for long periods of time, on top of the wood fence. Again, this could lead to wood rot and termite damage.

It wouldn't be a bad idea, to paint the top of the wood fence with a high gloss paint. This would only be seen from the top of the fence, and would not be visible from the side, allowing you to keep the nice stained look.

The high gloss paint would provide a seal, and would prevent some of the moisture, that sat on the top of the fence, for most of the day, to penetrate into the top 2 x 4 wood railing.