Build a beautiful cordwood fence for additional privacy in your yard

Cordwood Fences
Build a beautiful cordwood fence for additional privacy in your yard

Are you looking for ways to add privacy to your yard? A unique fence is one way to achieve this. Here’s an interesting idea for a fence that you might want to consider!

It’s an inexpensive project for those living near or out in the woods. It’s also a great option for those who want a truly unique design. You can create images/portraits with it (like these) and it allows for curvy layouts!

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11/30/2022 12:57 am GMT

A log-end, stack wood, or cordwood fence is a type of fence made from logs or wood pieces that are stacked on top of each other. The logs or wood pieces can be of any size or thickness, and the fence can be of any height. There are various ways to build a log-end, stack wood, or cordwood fence, and the method you choose will depend on your preferences and the area you’re fencing in.

If you’re looking for a rustic look, a log-end fence is a great option. If you’re looking for a more modern look, a stack wood fence may be a better choice. It all depends on your location, your design preference, your budget, and the type of wood available to you.

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If you are going for a really strong and permanent kind, then you can build one with the use of mortar, just like the walls of these cordwood homes.

If you are unsure about whether or not you will need to remove the cordwood fence in the future, dry stacking may be the better option for you. This way, you can avoid damaging the wood by taking it out and potentially having to replace it. This method of construction is sometimes called puzzle log construction, as the logs fit together like pieces of a puzzle.

The logs are placed on top of each other, with the ends of the logs interlocking. This type of construction does not use mortar for reinforcement, as the logs themselves provide structural support. Cordwood construction has been used for centuries and is still in use today in some parts of the world.

This type of construction is well-suited to areas with an abundance of timber, as no other materials are needed. Puzzle log construction is also a very sustainable form of construction, as the logs can be sourced from renewable forests. This is also the best option for those living in moist or rainy areas as mortar/concrete tends to trap moisture and speed up the decaying process of wood.

Now, regardless of where you are and what exact building method you use, it is important to always use rot-resistant wood for this cordwood fence project! Cedar, Osage Orange, Redwood, and Black Locust are some of the best choices for rot-resistant wood.

This is because they are all naturally resistant to rot and decay, and will therefore last much longer than other types of wood. If you’re looking for a hardwood that’s sure to stand the test of time, bois d’arc is a great option. This wood is one of the hardest available, making it ideal for a cordwood fence where durability is key. Plus, its natural beauty is sure to add a touch of elegance to any space.

What do you think about this fence idea? Well, if you are interested, have a look at some examples from our album below for cordwood fence design ideas and be inspired to build your own! 🙂

Is this the perfect cordwood fence for your yard?

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