Today, we’re going to show you how to build a custom fence the easy way…

…by using a metal frame fence kit to create the exact design you want.

This fence kit is being used by thousands of property owners across the nation to create unique fence designs from wood, bamboo, metal, vinyl & more.

So let’s take closer look.

Custom Horizontal Fence Design

Photo by Liberty Fence, Coventry, RI

Why build a custom fence?

More and more property owners are looking for better fence ideas for their home or business.

And for good reason.

The old way of building a cheap wooden privacy fence leaves many properties looking for a new fence within 7 to 10 years.

That’s about the lifespan of a traditional wood fence.

Old Fence With Gaps

People are looking for better fence solutions that will last longer and will offer design flexibility, so they can build a stronger fence in the style they want.

Building a custom fence allows you to match the aesthetics of your property, and just looks better.

A well-built custom fence may also last for decades, while increasing the value of your property.

Whether you want to create a horizontal fence design or vertical (or even diagonal), the custom fence frame kit we’re going to explore below can be used to create any number of fence designs.

Here are a few custom fence panel ideas to get us started. We’ve got a full gallery at the bottom of this post.

Custom Fence Design - Painted Wood

Painted Wood Fence

Custom Fence Designs - Metal Slats

Metal Slat Fence

Custom Fence Designs - Dark Wood Slats

Wood Slat Fence

Corrugated Metal Custom Fence

Corrugated Metal Fence

Custom Fence Orange Metal Slats

Orange Slat Fence

Custom Fence Metal Louvers

Metal Louvers Fence

Bamboo Custom Fence

Bamboo Screen Fence

Iron & Wood Custom Fence

Iron & Wood Fence

Ribbed Panel Custom Fence

Ribbed Panel Fence

How to Frame a Custom Fence

Now, let’s take a closer look at the FenceTrac system.

Many online resources tout fence design plans to build a custom wood fence…

…or a custom metal fence.

But most of these are limited to one material. All wood. All metal. All vinyl, etc.

FenceTrac combines the strength of steel with the material of your choice to create the fence of your dreams.

FenceTrac is a patented fence panel system…

…that utilizes a U-channel frame between metal fence posts to hold fence infill materials securely in place.

FenceTrac Fence Frame Panels

Side channels mount to each metal post with self-tapping screws, and top and bottom channels attach to the side channels with bolts.

Simple assembly… the FenceTrac system requires no nails and no screws to attach fence pickets.

Here’s how it works.

FenceTrac Assembly Diagram

FenceTrac’s steel channel fence frame holds infill materials up to 1-inch thick.

Use the channel design with corrugated metal or tongue & groove planks to create a completely private “no gaps” privacy fence.

Or create a privacy screen with horizontal fence slats by leaving gaps between pickets.

You simply slide your fence materials into the fence frame for a secure & finished look.

FenceTrac offers the strength of steel fence posts combined with a steel fence frame. A FenceTrac fence can stand strong for decades.

We also offer DIY metal frame gate kits so you can build a beautiful gate as well.

Custom Fence Material Options

Just what kind of material options do you have to build your own fence design with FenceTrac?

As it turns out – you can use almost anything.

The material you choose depends on the style and function you’re going for. Some materials work great for a neighborhood privacy fence, while others work better for pool privacy, patio privacy, etc.

From wood to vinyl to metal and lots more…

The FenceTrac system also works especially good for custom-printed fence frames for signage, artwork or to root for your favorite team.

Custom Wood Fence

The most common fence material is wood.

Many people create beautiful wood and metal fences with western red cedar, redwood, cypress, ipe or other pest-resistant woods.

Rooftop Horizontal Wood Metal Fence

You should avoid pressure-treated pine or softer woods, as they are more prone to warping.

Tongue & groove pickets work great to reduce wood warping.

It also helps to try to minimize moisture absorption of wood prior to installation. Keep it covered and protected.

For the longest lasting custom fence, it’s recommended that you stain or paint the wood. Also, sealing the ends of each plank can help prevent moisture from leaching out too quickly.

If you need help with a custom wood fence, just contact us for a quote.

Custom Composite or Vinyl Fence

If you use slat material that does not absorb moisture, you’ll have less problems with warping.

Here is a fence using composite slats.

Horizontal Slat Fence With Composite Slats

You can also build a custom fence with PVC or poly vinyl planks.

We offer poly vinyl planks in several colors and simulated wood options for your convenience.

Here’s a beautiful white vinyl fence using the strength of the FenceTrac frame.

White Vinyl Privacy Fence Metal Posts

Decorative Metal Fence

If you’re looking for an artistic privacy screen or a unique metal fence…

…you can use the FenceTrac frame to hold decorative metal panels or custom laser cut designs.

Here’s a privacy screen surrounding an outdoor sitting area.

Decorative Metal Fence

Use your imagination to create the exact custom fence design you want… one that matches the style of your property and also serves the practical function you need.

Other custom fence material options may include: slatted wood, wood & iron, welded wire, cattle panels, reclaimed wood, corrugated metal, ribbed metal, stone veneer panels, brick veneer panels, bamboo, wrought iron, hardie board, metal screen, wood rails, black slats, white slats, metal sheets, metal panels, perforated metal, etched metal, lattice, wood pallets, barn wood.

Here are several more custom fence photos to give you some ideas.

We wish you the best as you plan your custom fence project!

If we can help you in any way, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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