I really like this wood privacy fence. Anybody know what kind of wood/stain they used to create this red and yellow effect? Thank you!

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    I think that is the coloration of the wood itself. Some species have dramatic striping and color variations.
    – bib
    Sep 25, 2017 at 21:00

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As bib stated, it is in the color/grain of the wood.

If you used red cedar, redwood, and perhaps douglas fir the striping will come naturally if the sap wood is included. The darker wood is the heartwood, towards the center of the tree, the lighter is the sapwood, which is around the outside. My guess is that redwood was used. No stain at all. The finish coat will change the color a bit, enhancing the grain of the wood. Most outdoor "clear" finishes give some "ambering" to the wood it covers.

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