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This specification covers the design, fabrication, and installation practices for wood fences, including fences combined with wood and other materials, that are based on fundamental construction principles combined with long-standing traditional fence building skills. This specification also provides a systematic method of purchase, inspection with basis for rejection, and certification of manufactured wood fences by the fence industry. The generic classifications for wood fencing covered here are the rail fences (Type I), board fences (Type II), picket fences (Type III), and solid panel fences (Type IV).
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1.1 This specification covers all wood fences, including fences combined with wood and other materials.
1.2 This specification covers three classifications of wood fences. This specification is based on fundamental construction principles combined with long-standing traditional fence building skills, and covers the design, fabrication, and installation practices of wood fences.
1.3 This specification also provides a systematic method of purchase, inspection with basis for rejection, and certification of manufactured wood fences by the fence industry.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. Acceptable industry-wide SI equivalents are being developed.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Canadian Standards Association Document-74 Specification for Wire Nails, Spikes, and Staples
Federal StandardsTT-W-572B Fungicide: Pentachlorophenol
A641/A641M Specification for ZincCoated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire
A809 Specification for Aluminum-Coated (Aluminized) Carbon Steel Wire
B221 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes
D2605 Specification for Volatile Petroleum Solvent (LPG) for Preparing Pentachlorophenol Solutions
D3225 Specification for Low-Boiling Hydrocarbon Solvent for Oil-Borne Preservatives
D3506 Specification for Inhibited Grade Methylene Chloride for Preparing Pentachlorophenol Solutions
F1043 Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Steel Industrial Fence Framework
F1667 Specification for Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples
American Plywood Association StandardSpecification for Plywood Design
American Wood Preservers Association StandardsM4 Care of Pressure Treated Wood Products
National Forest Products Association StandardNational Design Specification for Stress Grade Lu
Voluntary Product StandardsPS20-70
ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures)
UNSPSC Code 30152002(Wood fencing)
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ASTM F537-01(2019), Standard Specification for Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Fences Constructed of Wood and Related Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top