Over the years we have received numerous requests for Eichler fencing. As many folks know, the Eichler fence is difficult to get. Minton's lumber was producing it, but is no longer is business.
News Flash! As of May, 2016 we now offer a brand new Eichler Fence pattern.
Though originally Joe Eichler did not produce this pattern for fences, we have been asked by a number of homeowners to start producing the popular Thinline pattern in a cedar fence. Below is an example of how this pattern looks in solid stock, kiln dried, tight knot, Western Red Cedar. The example shown is grooved on both sides, however it is also available groove only one side as well. The smaller piece of wood on top of both samples is Thinline plywood siding shown for comparison.
We will be adding more examples of this fence pattern in the future. If you prefer the wider deeper groove of "Wideline" please scroll down.
Below is a photo of the unique Eichler Fence.
This is milled out of 1x8, (measures an actual 7 1/4" width)
Kiln Dried Tight Knot Cedar. As you can see it paints very well. This Eichler fencing is milled with the unique Eichler vertical groove and overlaps at each joint. Just like the original Eichler fence.
In the past, most homeowners were forced to use plywood siding for fencing or having fencing custom milled.
The quality of this Eichler fencing material is much better than "fence grade" and it mills beautifully!
Currently available in 4', 6' and 8' lengths. Please scroll down to detailed views.
The 6 foot fence you see below was installed by Bob Hart of Robert Hart Construction 415-310-0677.
If you have questions or comments please call or email us.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 415-883-5300.
These pictures show it before it has been painted. Once it is, the tight knots are difficult to see. Notice that the way the fence boards overlap, the joints are impossible to see, and there are no cracks or gaps.
Recently a customer decided to use our Eichler Fencing in a horizontal rather than vertical direction. Scroll through the pictures below and compare the different look it provides. Very creative!
*Standard pattern is grooved one side only.
**Double sided groove pattern also available. Call or email for details.
Double sided groove pattern makes a true "Good Neighbor" fence the overlapping joints provide true privacy, no gaps/cracks between the fence boards.
Below, frontside (smooth) of double sided fence pattern, this is
a small mock up to show the general appearance.
Below, backside of double sidied fence pattern, this is
a small mock up to show the general appearance. Notice one side
is rough sawn, and the front side is smooth.
End View: Shows milled grooves on both sides, standard pattern is one side only.
Grooves are 3/8" wide, 3/8" deep and 2-1/4" on center. Each board is 7-1/4" wide
and is milled to overlap the next board creating a real privacy fence.
Below, our Eichler fence used in a horizontal direction rather than vertical
Phase two of the horizontal fence and before paint and before the fence is capped
Below a great example of varied height contoured to follow the landscape
We like this shot showing the reflection of the fence in the rear picture windows. Yes, the homeowner
likes their fence, but no, it's not inside!