Woven Wire Fence

This fence is known by a lot of names: box wire, woven wire, non-climb, etc. We will use the term woven wire to describe any fence that has vertical and horizontal wires connected to form a grid. These grids can be many different sizes depending on the distance between the wires.

Woven wire’s advantage over all other fences is its security; woven wire fences are specifically designed to keep animals in or out. A tight grid of wires nailed securely on sturdy posts can keep something as small as a rabbit out and or keep an animal as big as a horse in. The only way animals can get through is if the woven wire fence is actually broken.

If security is your highest priority then this should clearly be your fence of choice.

What is The Most Popular Woven Wire Fence Design?

The most popular woven wire fence design is a 13-48-6 fence with posts spaced every 12 feet. Woven wire fences are often used for both cattle and horses, is popular because it is extremely secure. Animals simply can’t push their way through the woven wire fencing.

High Tensile Woven Wire

The difference is that high tensile woven wire has been through a specialized process that gives it two thousand percent more strength and also significantly increases its elasticity. This extra strength will keep your fence stretched tight and looking young for many years.


Sizing of Woven Wire Fencing




9-49 Spacing


13-48-3 Spacing


13-48-6 Spacing


17-75 Spacing


20-96 Deer Spacing

Woven wire fences are one of the most secure and versatile fences on the market. It is well-suited for horses as they can’t get their feet tangled in it, and it is also very visible for a wire fence. It is almost impossible for cattle to get out without first destroying the fence—not a walk in the park. This fence also works great for keeping deer out as the wire can be bought to eight-feet high.

Five- to six-inch round treated posts, just like those used with the high tensile fence, is optimal when installing woven wire fencing. The primary difference is that the posts are normally spaced much closer together for maximum fence security. Post spacing varies on the size of the wire’s grid. For example, 12-foot post spacing with the 13-48-3 and the 2”x4” non-climb makes excellent choices for horse fence.

The numbers: A 13-48-3 means that the wire has 13 strands of wire running horizontally, it is 48” tall, and the upright wire or stays are spaced every three inches. The 2”x4” non-climb fence is simply a grid of boxes that are two-inches wide and four-inches tall.

Woven wire puts strain on the posts so it is important to brace the fence by placing posts in the ground eight feet apart and four feet into the ground. A horizontal pole is then run between these two posts, reinforced by a diagonal wire that holds the brace system together.


  • Length: 7 feet
  • Diameter:  5-6 inches
  • Southern yellow pine (CCA) pressure treated
  • Bracing required at every end and corner
  • Post length in ground: 8 feet (4′ in-ground)
  • Horizontal post: 8 feet



  • Height: 48 inches
  • 13 line wires
  • 2″x4″ squares
  • Class 3 galvanized

All other wire types

  • Height: 48 inches *
  • 13 line wires
  • Wire spacing varies (see below)
  • 12.5 gauge high tensile wire
  • Fixed-knot
  • Class 3 galvanized

*other sizes available

ProFence employs experienced professional woven wire fence installers. Our fence installation team has years of experience installing fencing on many different types of terrain. A woven wire fence can last a lifetime. It all starts with quality materials and an experienced woven wire fence installation team, ProFence provides both.

Client Testimonials

Excellent all around. They went the extra mile during installation while working around an old fence not to make a mess and helped us out as best they could to ensure we would not have any issues removing the old fence line. The installers were friendly and professional. Would recommend to anyone.

Melissa H.

We just had Pro Fence complete a second job on our farm. The team arrived exactly as planned, listened to my direction and input and completed the job flawlessly. It is always a pleasure to work with such a professional team! Thanks again Pro Fence for such a wonderful experience!

Keegan S.

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