As The Men’s Warehouse® used to say “an educated consumer is our best customer”. The following pictures are pickets and posts from a box store. Warping, thin, pickets and posts we in the trade call “pencils”. We will never be as cheap as the box stores, nor will we ever stoop down to this level of quality. Pickets should be 3/4 thick minimum and posts 5 inches in diameter to ensure you have a fence that lasts. You want pencils? Go to Staples®. You want good strong posts and pickets that last? Come down to Northeastern Fence and tell our team that Da Fence sent you!