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Customer Reviews for Outdoor Essentials 5/8 in. x 3-1/2 in. x 3-1/2 ft. Western Red Cedar Flat Top Fence Picket (27-Pack)

Internet #300882362

Model #239671

Store SKU #1002243581

  • Cedar is naturally resistant to rot and decay
  • Use to build a new fence or repair an existing fence
  • Pack includes 27 Flat Top cedar pickets

Customer Reviews

  • 3.2
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  • 67% recommend this product
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Great item for your DIY project.
Were some on the pickets wet? Yes. Its winter. However they were not warped
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    • Recommended
    Was exactly what I was expecting and arrived right on time. Makes a great porch deck privacy wall.
    Was exactly what I was expecting and arrived right on time. Makes a great porch deck privacy wall.
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    I wouldn't have chosen some of the boards if I was hand selecting them. But out of the 22 cases ...
    I wouldn't have chosen some of the boards if I was hand selecting them. But out of the 22 cases I purchased only two were split and maybe 10 were inferior cuts.
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    These pickets are very rough cut, with significantly varying thickness. Not nearly as smooth as ...
    These pickets are very rough cut, with significantly varying thickness. Not nearly as smooth as the pickets found on a complete cedar fence section from Home Depot. I used the wood to build a potting bench for my wife, which ended up looking quite nice, but only after a lot of machine sanding.
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    Response from THD-CSMar 21, 2018
    Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, "We’re sorry to hear your expectations were not met. A representative will be in contact with you via email to discuss your issue. Thank you.
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    A lot of messed up boards
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    Response from UFPI RepresentativeAug 9, 2023
    Dear Slee, Outdoor Essentials is sorry to hear this product did not meet your expectations. If you would like the opportunity to discuss the issue further, please reach out to us at CustomerService@OutdoorEssentialProducts.com, referencing this review, and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you.
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    I built a garden box out of these and it was the perfect wood for it. The wood was straight and in good condition.
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    Response from UFPI RepresentativeMay 10, 2023
    Dear MIKE, thank you for your wonderful review! Outdoor Essentials really appreciates your business, and we hope you enjoy these Western Red Cedar Flat Top Fence Pickets for many years to come! If there is anything else we can do for you, please e-mail our customer service department at CustomerService@OutdoorEssentialProducts.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
      This product was used to surround my existing trash can...
      This product was used to surround my existing trash can storage. I did it myself in several hours. The slats were out in the weather before I was able to attach them to the base, but they are efficient.
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      Response from UFPI RepresentativeApr 5, 2023
      Dear MARE, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a positive review. Outdoor Essentials really appreciates your business and we're glad that the Western Red Cedar Flat Top Fence Picket worked out well for your trash can storage. If there is anything else we can do for you, please e-mail our customer service department at CustomerService@OutdoorEssentialProducts.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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      1 found this review helpful
      Get some extras. Quite a few boards that I didn’t...
      Get some extras. Quite a few boards that I didn’t want to use
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      Response from UFPI RepresentativeMar 30, 2023
      Dear JULIA, Outdoor Essentials appreciates you taking the time to let us know about your experience and values your feedback! If there’s anything else we can help you with, please e-mail our customer service department at CustomerService@OutdoorEssentialProducts.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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      Perfect for my project....
      Perfect for my project.
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      Response from UFPI RepresentativeDec 12, 2022
      Plantnitz, thank you for your positive review! Outdoor Essentials really appreciates your business. If there is anything else we can do for you, please e-mail our customer service department at CustomerService@OutdoorEssentialProducts.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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      Exactly what you're looking for
      I read the reviews: Now look at my photos. I significantly split one board out of 9 x 27 (243). 1. If you use an impact driver with 1/2" cedar, you deserve to split every board. 2. Do not drill less than 1" from the edge. 3. Try staining before drilling. 4. Drill with star head wood screws #8. Do not drill more than 2 rpm and go down to 0.5 rpm until you hear wood on wood. Only tighten with a manual screwdriver. 5. If it has to be perfect, predrill with a 1/16" drill bit, or cover the ends
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      Response from UFPI RepresentativeOct 21, 2022
      Dear Stusfence, Outdoor Essentials appreciates you taking the time to let us know about your experience! If there’s anything else we can help you with, please e-mail our customer service department at ufpretailcs@ufpi.com.
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        Made small raised garden beds with these. Worked great....
        Made small raised garden beds with these. Worked great.
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        Response from UFPI RepresentativeJul 29, 2022
        Sandy, thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent review. Outdoor Essentials really appreciates your business. If there is anything else we can do for you, please e-mail our customer service department at ufpretailcs@ufpi.com.
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        This product is awesome. Built planters with them fantastic....
        This product is awesome. Built planters with them fantastic.
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        Response from UFPI RepresentativeMay 26, 2022
        Tbone, thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent review. Outdoor Essentials really appreciates your business. If there is anything else we can do for you, please e-mail our customer service department at ufpretailcs@ufpi.com
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        If you are looking for perfection, then keep looking. I...
        If you are looking for perfection, then keep looking. I ordered just enough of these to complete a fence project, but since about 10-15% of the boards had splits that ran lengthwise, I had to break down and order some more. They are not all uniform in sizing either; whether thickness or sometimes width. So, I was able to salvage most of the "unusable" by adding a short section of fence at the end, and then cutting down the pieces which had one or two foot splits. Overall, I guess the price was reasonable (these days) at around $2 per piece.
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        Response from UFPI RepresentativeJan 17, 2022
        We’re sorry to hear your expectations were not met. A representative will be contact with you, via email, to discuss your issue. Thank you.
          Perfect hieght
          We bought the boards to reinforce our fence. We have an old fence, a lot of wind, and our dogs love looking between boards. It all worked out perfect
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          • Recommended
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              Terrible, I returned it....
              Terrible, I returned it.
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              Very wet ..some boxes were moldy...
              Very wet ..some boxes were moldy
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              Response from UFPI RepresentativeOct 20, 2021
              We’re sorry to hear your expectations were not met. A representative will be in contact with you via email to discuss your issue. Thank you.
              • Verified Purchase
              I was desperate to find anything to finish my outdoor cedar fence, but this isn't it. Cedar is in...
              I was desperate to find anything to finish my outdoor cedar fence, but this isn't it. Cedar is in demand, and this is very reasonably priced, but the quality makes this a "pass" in the future.
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                These are not finished at all, very very rough, corners...
                These are not finished at all, very very rough, corners chipped or just overall split.
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                Response from UFPI RepresentativeAug 11, 2021
                We’re sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. A representative will be in contact with you via email to discuss your issue. Thank you.
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                Very poor quality. Really wet. Have to return to store....
                Very poor quality. Really wet. Have to return to store.
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                Response from UFPI RepresentativeAug 6, 2021
                We’re sorry to hear your expectations were not met. A representative will be in contact with you via email to discuss your issue. Thank you.
                • Verified Purchase
                the quality and thickness of the boards is consistent and...
                the quality and thickness of the boards is consistent and they serve the purpose just fine
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                Ordered two 27 packs, 27 in one and only got 25 in the other pack. Half the boards were WET... no...
                Ordered two 27 packs, 27 in one and only got 25 in the other pack. Half the boards were WET... not wet as in fresh cut wet, but wet like they were left to soak in a puddle. The other half were usable and seem to be okay. Some high spots, very rough. No a big deal as I can sand them and put them through the planer and skip plane the high spots.
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                Response from UFPI RepresentativeApr 7, 2021
                We’re sorry to hear your expectations were not met. A representative will be in contact with you via email to discuss your issue. Thank you.
                  the wood was more water than wood, after waiting like...
                  the wood was more water than wood, after waiting like a 2 weeks to get dry was less than 5/8 of an inch no smooth at all, very rough finish, not what you can see on the website picture. no recommended to any one.
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                  Response from UFPI RepresentativeApr 7, 2021
                  We’re sorry to hear your expectations were not met. A representative will be in contact with you via email to discuss your issue. Thank you.
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                  1 found this review helpful
                  A few boards were split but I was able to...
                  A few boards were split but I was able to work around that.
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                  Using these to make window shutters. It saves a lot of money and is very easy.
                  Using these to make window shutters. It saves a lot of money and is very easy.
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                  • Recommended
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