Wooden fences are a terrific finishing touch. They give a home privacy and character. They surround and define your property, frame the garden, and usually add a little resale value. You've got to be careful, though. Wood fences need maintenance and regular treatment with a preservative. Also you need to check out zoning laws before you start digging holes, and it's always good to have a word with the neighbors.
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