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Western Red Cedar

Best Choice for premium residential fencing

  • Natural Beauty
  • Strength
  • Longevity
  • Stainability

A traditional brand of Cedar fencing, Western Red Cedar is ideal for your home.

For centuries Western Red Cedar has been known for its beauty and durability, making it the preferred wood species for outdoor projects.  Western Red Cedar fences are extremely sturdy and can last for 20 years or longer depending on your environmental conditions.

The many grades produced allows you to pick the quality option that meets a price point for your fence project.

Western Red Cedar is the preferred fence product of choice throughout the United States.  This cedar is locally grown in Pacific and Inland Northwest forests managed for sustainability. The heaviest use for fencing is the Northwest to Texas up through the Midwest extending to the Atlantic Ocean down to Atlanta, Georgia.

Manufacturers have a zero wood waste policy and produce by-products such as wood chips, sawdust, mulch and bio-fuel.

Pre-Stained Western Red Cedar

Protect your Assets

  • Extend lifetime
  • Lower maintenance
  • Color match your environment
  • Reduced shrinkage

Western Red Cedar can be factory stained prior to installation, thus reducing the mess and hassle of staining your fence after it is installed.

Stains are available in many colors with the primary being dark brown, medium brown, dark redwood, and medium redwood.

Stains are either water based or oil based.  Typically, a quality oil based stain will provide a longer period between re-staining your fence.  This means less maintenance over the lifetime of the fence.

Master Halco is proud to be partnered with our sister company Alta Forest Products to provide our customers the highest quality Western Red Ceder.

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Magnum® Cedar KD

Japanese Cedar

Economical option for residential fencing.

  • Features comparable to WRC and Redwood
  • Economically priced
  • Imported kiln dried Japanese Cedar
  • Matching backrails

Magnum Cedar Kiln Dried (KD) comes from the same family species as Western Red Cedar and Redwood.  Boards are a full 5/8” or 3/4” thick and available in 5-1/2” and 6” widths. The boards are kiln dried to ensure dimensional stability and uniform thickness, making installation easy and uniform.

Magnum Cedar KD is rich in color, similar to WRC and Redwood.  The boards are rough and kiln dried, making the wood ready to accept stain the same day you install.  If left unstained the boards turn to a warm silver gray.

Magnum Cedar KD can be used with any rail or post type.  PostMaster by Master Halco is the preferred post for Magnum Cedar KD installations.

Incense Cedar

Economical choice for residential fencing

  • Naturally resistant to decay and insect infestation
  • Strength
  • Longevity
  • Stainability

Incense Cedar is highly durable when exposed to the weather and it is exceptionally resistant to decay.  Sapwood is a white or cream color and the heartwood is light brown or light reddish-brown.  When exposed to the elements fence boards weather to a silver gray.

Incense Cedar fence boards, rails and posts are produced from managed forests in California, southern Oregon and western Nevada.  Incense is popular fencing choice in California, Nevada, Texas and up to the lower Midwest.

Northern White Cedar

Best Choice for premium residential fencing

  • Natural Beauty
  • Strength
  • Longevity
  • Stainability

Northern White Cedar has been the first choice of craftsmen for thousands of years due to its natural beauty and natural resistance to decay and insects. Properties of Northern White Cedar make it a dimensionally stable wood and one of the easiest to work with, allowing anyone to install a wood fence with it. Northern White Cedar fences will be durable and long-lasting.

Northern White Cedar is a component system comprised of boards, posts and rails.  A wide variety of sizes, grades and accents can be added to create unique designs.  Northern White Cedar will weather to classic silver gray or can be stained any color of your choosing.

Northern White Cedar is from the forests in Eastern Canada and Michigan east to Maine. White Cedar is available is from Chicago to New England.


Best Choice for premium residential fencing

  • Natural Beauty
  • Strength
  • Longevity
  • Stainability

Redwood has a natural beauty, structural integrity and durability that makes for beautiful fences.

Redwood has a natural resistance to shrinking, warping and checking.

Redwood fencing it primarily found in California and neighboring states. Redwood is grown in managed forests in Northern California. Abundant, renewable and energy-efficient, redwood is the environmental choice.  Redwood is grown and harvested in accordance with the highest environmental standards in the world.

SPF Whitewood Fencing

Economical Residential Wood Fencing

  • Price point fencing
  • Stockade style
  • Stainability
  • Low cost perimeter fence

Spruce Wood Fencing (commonly referred to as SPF)

Spruce is a great, economic privacy fence option.  Spruce fencing accepts stain very well to extend the life of the fence and give a nice rich look. SPF lumber is seasoned uniformly in dry kilns to a moisture content of 19% or less. Kiln drying inhibits natural staining of the wood, improves its strength and stiffness, enhances its appearance and increases its resistance to decay and attack by insects.
SPF has a high strength-to-weight ratio and is well known for its outstanding working properties. It takes and holds nails exceptionally well and is easily worked with hand and power tools.


SPF refers to spruce-pine-fir, Canadian woods of similar characteristics that have been grouped for production and marketing. Four species, White Spruce (Picea glauca), Engelmann Spruce (Piceaengelmanni), Lodge pole Pine (Pinus contorta), and Alpine Fir (Abieslaciocarpa) comprise the SPF species group. All yield high-grade timber with relatively small, sound tight knots.

Treated Yellow Pine

Treated Red Pine

Good Choice for residential fencing

  • Pressure Treated
  • MicroShades is an option
  • Cost conscious choice
  • Build popular fence styles
  • Limited Grades and Sizes

Yellow Pine and Red Pine are the primary wood species that are pressure treated for residential and commercial fencing.  They can be used with pressure treatment only or with a stain added.

Graded for optimal appearance
✓ Red Pine is easier to work with and takes a fastener better than Southern Yellow Pine (S.Y.P.)
✓ Red Pine is lighter than S.Y.P., while maintaining stability, allowing more product to fit on a truck

Typically sold Midwest to East Coast and down the Gulf area including Texas.

MicroShades is a Autumn Brown colorant used in an in-solution pigment as part of the pressure treating process, providing the following advantages:

  • Two-year fade warranty
  • Natural wood characteristics still visible, unlike with paint or stain
  • Less corrosive–no need for expensive nails or fasteners
  • Warranted against termite attack, rot and fungal decay
  • More economical than cedar and doesn’t require staining to prevent fade.
  • Compatible with aluminum building products.*
  • Available with matching posts and rails.
  • Effective with all kiln-dried S.Y.P., Red Pine and Brazilian pine lumber.
  • MicroShades is unique and offers differentiation from the competition.
  • Warranted for interior, exterior, above-ground and ground contact.


Treatment Description
Above Ground Generally, boards and rails are treated for above ground.
Ground Contact Posts are treated for ground contact. Standard 4A rails are treated for ground contact.
Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ) ACQ contains an added biocide to kill fungi and insects. The copper is dissolved in an organic alkaline solvent, and then in water, before treating the wood. ACQ with cannot come into contact with aluminum. The treated wood is a darker green when first purchased.
Micronized Copper Quaternary (MCQ) Micronized copper particles are smaller than the ones in ACQ treatment and therefore can be injected without a solvent. It is can come into contact with aluminum. Wood treated with MCQ keeps more of its natural color.
Micronized Copper Azole (MCA) Micronized copper is coupled with micronized tebuconazole and suspended into a wood preservative solution without a solvent. It is can come into contact with aluminum. Wood treated with MCA keeps more of its natural color.
Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Chromated Copper Arsenate is a toxic chemical preservative used for commercial and industrial projects. It is not recommended for residential use.

Grade Terminology

Grade Type Description
Appearance Superior appearance that is nearly clear of all knots or blemishes.
Clear Its limited number of natural characteristics make it the grade to specify when you want a fence board with the highest quality appearance.
Premium Also known as #1-2F. Small tight knots. Graded for same appearance both faces. WCLIB paragraph 117a both faces.
#1 Small and few knots. High quality wood with a high level of finish.
Select Also known as #1-1F. Same natural characteristics as a Premium on one face, it allows limited defect characteristics on the other face. WCLIB paragraph 117a one face.
Standard / Better

(Std./Btr. or #2 & Btr)

Mixture of Standard, Select, Premium and Clear. Grade mixture ratio changes, depending on suppliers.
#2 Allows well spaced, tight knots that are generally small.
Standard Also known as #2. Allows more appearance defect than Select or Premium on one graded face and limited defect characteristics on the other face. WCLIB paragraph 117b.
Quality Also known as #3. This economical grade has greater limiting characteristics and is low cost. Knots that may become knot holes can be expected with this grade of product.
Rustic The lowest grade, it permits all characteristics that do not interfere with usage.
No Prior Selection (NPS) The term “No Prior Selection” is combined with Standard/Better to indicate that the higher grades have not been removed from the mixture.
No Hole (NH) The term “No Hole” is appended to grades like Standard and Quality to specify that the boards do not have holes.

Fence Styles

The style of fences built varies by region and by personal taste.

Western Red Cedar Split Rail

Best Choice for countryside fencing

  • Natural Beauty
  • Strength
  • Longevity
  • Stainability

Western Red Cedar split rail fence is one of the most cost effective styles for defining boundaries, decorating property, and fencing in livestock and horses. Split rail fencing is also one of, if not the easiest style of fence to install making it an ideal project for the DIYer.

Split Rail posts are available in either 2-rail (approx. 36″ high) or 3-rail (approx. 48″ high) designs. Posts are also available in different angles, in-line (rail holes on either side), corner (rail holes at 90 degree angle) and end post (rail holes on one side only). All posts used in this fence system are the same Jumbo grade materials. The differing factor are the Rails, which are available in Pony, Standard, and Jumbo Grades. This refers primarily to the rail girth, measurement around the fence rail. The hole and tenon dimensions are the same on all components of our cedar split fencing, so they’re universal in the sense that any post and any rail will fit together.

Advantages – Posts are typically set directly in the ground approx. 30″ deep without any concrete. A tamping bar is used to compact the dirt around the post while backfilling. Pouring gravel around the posts instead of backfilling with dirt will help prevent posts from leaning under the heavy weight of the rails and will also help with proper drainage of water away from the posts.

Disadvantages – It is typical to have to retamp posts plumb after the ground settles around post so that the fence remains upright. This is especially true if the fence is installed in a wet area or it was wet when the fence was originally installed. Fence requires a preservative for the longest-lasting performance.

Western Red Cedar Split Rail Fence is a style of fence that is component driven. Most wood fence styles utilize fence panels, but this rustic style is made up of posts and individual rails. This fence is readily available in 2-Rail and 3-Rail styles (4-Rail is available by special order).

A complete section of 2-Rail fence would include (2) Posts, and (2) Rails of your choice. A 3-Rail fence section would include (2) Posts and (3) Rails of your choice.

West Virginia Split Rail

Best Choice for Split Rail in the Northeast

  • Historical Fence
  • Strength
  • Longevity
  • Low cost perimeter fence

Types of West Virginia Split Rail

  • Locust
  • Southern Yellow Pine
  • Lap Rail


The locust fence post was first put into commission by the early Appalachian settlers because of its superb strength and unsurpassed resistance to decay. This classic fence has been used for generations in the wild Appalachians and today lends itself to the rustic appeal of the home and farm landscape.
Produced with the same meticulous care as the hand-split rail fences of the pioneers, this fence creates an aura of quaint charm in any landscape setting.

Southern Yellow Pine

From rustic Appalachia comes a split rail fence like no other. Skilled craftsmen draw out the strength and beauty of our split rail, with the same eye to quality as the early settlers of West Virginia. These trees are ideally suited to this application. Used for many years in West Virginia Split Rail™, Southern Yellow Pine has proven to be an excellent post material. Because the specie is highly receptive to the treating process it makes an ideal pressure treated split rail post. To increase their longevity the posts are pressure treated to ground contact retention. The rails are treated to above ground retention. The pressure treating process forces the preservatives into the wood fibers changing the characteristics of the wood so that it is highly resistant to attack of rot, decay and insects. The treatment leaves no odor or residue, just natural wood grain beauty with a light green hue. This product carries a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer, WVSR™.

Lap Rail

Often called ‘split rail fence’, West Virginia Lap Rail is not truly split when made; it is cut at a sawmill. One side of the Spruce or Hemlock rail is often ‘half-round’ while the other side shows where the rail was put through a saw. Typically the half-round side is faced out and the cut-side in. WV lap rail utilizes Locust posts. These posts are also run through a sawmill; the inside and outside of the post is often cut and the sides may be cut or be a natural half-round. WV lap rail fence is very rustic in appearance. Each rail and post come in a slightly different size and shape. WV lap rail is available in a two rail (approx. 36″ high) and a three rail (approx. 48″ high) style. Rails are 11′ long and overlap through the posts to make 10″-3″ to 10′-6″ post centers.

Advantages – WV lap rail fence is one of the most cost effective styles for defining boundaries, decorating property, and fencing in livestock and horses. Lap rail fencing is also one of, if not the easiest style of fence to install making it an ideal project for the DIYer. Posts are typically set directly in the ground approx. 24-30″ deep without any concrete. A tamping bar is used to compact the dirt around the post while backfilling.


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Ready Seal® Stain

This stain is an oil-based, semi-transparent stain and sealer in one, suitable for all your exterior wood projects. It is a unique formula that penetrates deeply to protect and preserve wood from the elements, such as mold, mildew, and damaging UV rays.

Learn more at Ready Seal’s website.


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