Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by drc Extremely low-quality product
I bought eleven of these panels for an 85-foot long fence project. Out of those, five were nearly unusable on delivery and required major rework - prying out staples and replacing slats, replacement of top boards, replacement of lattice boards. The issues fall into two categories: materials and workmanship.
The 2 x 4 parts are made from knotty cedar, and particularly on the top boards, they can become very warped. Presumably they are stored outside and see a lot of wet/dry cycles. The slats are tongue-in-groove cedar that warps around knots and shrinks dramatically as it dries. In the two weeks between building and painting my fence, we had a hot spell and gaps as large as half an inch formed between some of them. I saw dry-rot and evidence of insect infestation in lattice boards and slats.
The workmanship on these panels is atrocious. The 2x4 elements are put together with galvanized nails. In some places it is clear that air pressure was running low on the nail guns, because the nails didn't seat properly. Virtually every one required hammering flush. Several went in at such extreme angles that they split the boards or the point stuck out of the mating part. The remaining parts are attached with staples. The staples in many cases are driven in at odd angles, splitting the trim pieces and lattice boards. The assemblers took no care in lining things up square or flush before securing them. The parts are cut to dramatically varying lengths, leaving gaps as large as 3/4" in joints that should be flush. The overall size of the panels ranged from 95-7/8" to 96-1/2" - something to keep in mind when setting your posts.
Sure, they're only $80, but if you have the time and the tools, you should just build your own panels and get a fence that will last.
August 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jarathehut lattice top fence
Main problem was the stated width of the fence panels. They're supposed to be 8ft. There not. My panels ranged from 96.10 to 96.30. I set my posts at 96. The panels wouldn't fit. I had to trim away on the posts. The best way to install them would be one post and one panel at a time. They look great from 10 ft. Up close you can see lots of staples and nails that haven't been completely driven in. Also, the 1x5 cedar planks that make up the majority of the fence panel do not actually attach to the sides of the panel! Only the upper and lower planks are anchored in. If you push on them they really flex...not good.
May 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vgbarnett Questionable Quality
First off we had to shuffle through 5 pallets of panels in order to find 15 panels of decent quality. Decent quality being that there were not excessive staples sticking out, not fully embedded or miss-punched. Another challenge was finding enough panels that did not have nails embedded in the 2x4's so deep that they were splitting the wood or small woods pieces that were not measured or assembled identically from one panel to the next. It is quite obvious that whomever is putting these together for sale at Home Depot is more concerned about the speed of assembly not quality. After picking through the panels, taking much time to remove errand staples and hammering in loose ones, and staining; they do provide nice look from 10 feet or more.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spiderlady Great Company
The fence is very nice looking. It is a little weak if you have a big aggressive dog, but works very well for us to keep the deer out and for privacy. I am very impressed with the company and the customer service they have provided me.
February 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shadowrider Manufacturer made right!
I had problems with my fence panel in the recent storm. The manufacturer of this product wanted me to be a happy customer and we were able to come to a resolution of my problems. It is wonderful to deal with a company that is in the USA, local, and is concerned for customer satisfaction!
December 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Perky Good product for the price.
Nice, sturdy product for the price. Used this to patch an unsightly bit of my neighbor's fence that they couldn't access. It's not the same quality as a custom fence, but it's a great quick fix.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CaptainTodd Quick and easy installation
Good quality product at a good price with easy installation. Once your first post is set, it's just a matter of making sure things are plumb, and straight. From there it goes as fast as you can dig holes and set panels. Looks like a million bucks when it's all said and done. Highly recommend a sealer applied before moisture sets in as the wood is very dry. Beautiful cedar enhances our garden features
October 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cbarrett Lattice fence
I'm working on a new project in my back yard. Making an arbor with beans growing over it, with a cement patio under it. We are also installing a fountain right next to it, which will be a great accomplishment for me! Also, we'de love to get a lattice fence behind it, I think it'd look amazing.
April 26, 2010