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Which Diameter of Wooden Posts to Choose

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, our ecommerce specializing in fences. Today we want to help you choose the right diameter for wooden fence posts. If you're wondering which diameter of round wooden posts is best for your fence, you're in the right place! We've already talked about iron posts, but today we focus on wood, a material that offers many options and variables.

Types of Wood and Uses

Wood is a vast and fascinating world. For fences, the types of wood we use and mainly propose are pine and chestnut. The wooden posts we handle usually have a round section and are worked with a point at one end to facilitate insertion into the ground or plinth.

Pine Posts

Pine posts are generally turned, meaning they have a regular diameter. The standard sizes for pine posts are:

  • Height 120-150 cm: Diameter of about 5 cm
  • Height 200 cm: Diameter of about 5-6 cm
  • Height 250-300 cm: Diameter of at least 8 cm

These sizes represent the bare minimum to ensure the post's sturdiness. However, the market also offers options with larger diameters, so don't hesitate to choose posts with larger diameters if you desire more solidity.

Chestnut Posts

Chestnut posts, a more noble essence compared to pine, are often debarked, giving them a rougher and more irregular appearance. This type of processing makes it difficult to define a precise diameter, so a range of measurements is used:

  • Height 150-200 cm: Diameter of 5-6 cm
  • Height 200-250 cm: Diameter of 8-10 cm
  • Height 250-300 cm: Diameter of 10-12 cm

These ranges represent general guidance to help you choose the most suitable post for your needs.

Final Considerations

We remind you that the indicated measurements are not rigid rules but guidelines to help you in your choice. There are specialized companies that can produce custom-made wooden posts, so if you have specific needs, you can certainly find personalized solutions.

We at Fenceshop hope we have clarified some of your doubts about wooden posts for fences. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment, we will be happy to answer you. We also invite you to visit our website where you will find a wide range of pine and debarked chestnut posts.

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