Need hardwood for a horizontal slat fence - best price?
We'd like to build a fence like this one:
Our carpenter tells us we need to use a harder wood than the standard fence lumber sold at the big box stores. He recommended mahogany or Brazilian ipe wood.
I'm worried about the cost going through the roof. Is there a more economical wood we could use?
Also, what would be a good place to look for discount wood if we did go with the carpenter's recommendation? We're in the Boston area.
Many thanks for your help!
Here is a link that might be useful: