In this article we talk about the fences made with wooden poles and strips: in the past they were very rough , cut from straight branches and worked summarily. Chestnut ones were preferably used. It is not uncommon to see, even today, at the edges of the streets or in the parks, fences like the one shown in the image below. Commonly the tip of the poles to be planted in the ground, is treated with bituminous paint, or passed over the fire, in order to burn it on the surface: an operation handed down by the ancients and which serves to preserve the wood in the ground.
Said fences are characteristic and very natural, however they undergo the action of time and tend to crash, also taking that characteristic light brown color, singular of the dilapidated wood. However, many companies that still produce this type of fence carry out special treatments, including painting, which makes them much more resistant and therefore longer lasting.
We intend instead to tell you about those fences made with perfectly straight poles and strips , in chestnut, pine or other essences, but treated in an autoclave. A procedure which consists of immersing the product in a tank under full pressure of a certain solution. With this treatment the wood is protected from any mold, fungi and insects and becomes more compact and resistant and can be safely placed in contact with the ground and exposed to atmospheric agents.