Spruce wood is also referred to as white wood. It is a light color when first installed, but darkens with exposure to the sun. A spruce fence will turn gray with exposure to direct sunlight.
Wood Fence Notes
Spruce pickets are cut from 2 x 4′s that are regularly stamped or sprayed with grade markings. These markings are normal and usually fade away as the wood weathers. It is common for some wane (barky edges) to be found on spruce pickets and rails. Pickets will shrink as they dry out.
Wood / Spruce Fence Specifications
Our standard 6 ft. spruce fences have 1 x 4 spruce pickets, three 2″ x 4″ treated spruce rails, with .065 metal posts. Posts are set approx. 8 ft. apart. All posts are set approx. 24″ – 30″ deep incased in concrete.
Our standard 8 ft. fences have 1 x 4 spruce pickets, four 2″ x 4″ treated spruce rails, 095 metal posts set approx. 8 ft apart. All posts are set approx. 32″ – 36″ deep incased in concrete. .
Gates on 6′ fence’s will have 3 hinges. Gates on 8′ fence will have 4 hinges.
For maximum holding power, we use double shank stainless steel nails to fasten pickets.
Wood / Spruce Fence Life Expectancy
Spruce fences last from 8 to 12 years.