Picket fences are short, decorative fences characterized by evenly separated posts connected with a horizontal top and bottom rail. Posts range from 36 to 48 inches in height and feature a top which tapers into a point, referred to as the “picket.” These idyllic fences are traditionally made from white-painted wood, although vinyl and PVC are often used for a continually fresh and clean look. Picket fences create an eye-catching border around a home or garden and have long been the symbol of the American middle-class dream to own a house with a clean-cut yard and fence. These fences are used for primarily ornamental purposes, as they are not designed to provide privacy or contain pets and children.
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Last Updated on June 7, 2013 by M D