03:45PM | 06/25/07
Member Since: 06/24/07
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My question is: how bad is Douglas Fir for a picket fence if it gets 2 coats of Sherwin-Williams opaque stain. I live at the Jersey shore and most of the rich people use cedar or (ughh!) vinyl. Cedar is out of my budget at twice the price. Would I be wasting my money?


09:32AM | 08/02/07
Member Since: 07/12/07
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Because it's the beach and there might be wind damage, I can understand why people choose vinyl (even though I agree, ughh!) -- it's more durable, I would imagine. If you already have a fence up and are just looking to improve its look, I suggest looking into a surface covering instead of spending all this money on a fence that will just get damaged. is the only one I really know anything about. It has wood designs that imitate perfectly the effect I think you're trying to get. They also have stone walls, ivy and flower hedges and whatnot, so you have a lot more options. I hope this helped some!


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