COVID-19 UPDATE – MPC Cashway Lumber are OPEN for “Curbside Pickup” and Delivery. While our showrooms and offices are currently closed, the Builder’s Studio is OPEN for appointments. Business hours are 7am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. 8am - 12pm on Saturday. We are implementing procedures to ensure the safety of our employees and customers. Please call 517-321-7766 for the Lansing location or 517-655-4641 for the Williamston location and a salesperson can assist you with questions or take your order. If you would like to call in an order in advance for pickup, we will provide a time window when the order will be ready. Lead times for pickup and delivery will depend on order volume. We are looking forward to working with you again and appreciate your patience and understanding with our process of safely reopening.
When building a wood fence, you need to decide weather to go with pressure treated or untreated lumber.
Pressure Treated Pressure treated lumber is goes through a chemical process which preserves the lumber to protect it from insects, fungus and decay. Pressure treated wood tends to be a less expensive option for fences as oppose to choosing a wood species that is naturally resistant to outdoor elements. Pressure treated lumber is generally pine or fir.
Untreated Western Red Cedar and Southern Cypress are two examples of untreated wood that are naturally resistant to insects and moisture damage. This is a more expensive option, but should be considered if you plan to plant a garden along the fence.