Steel posts or wood posts?
The best post for a wood fence is going to be the “Post Master” post by Master Halco. Post Master posts are a galvanized steel posts made by the manufacturer Master Halco. They’ve been around for a while now, but many homeowners don’t know about the product and are still using wood posts for their fence projects.
What makes this post superior to a wood post is the gauge of steel (heavy duty) and its unique flange system that allows for your common 2 x 4 rail to fit perfectly. This steel post can then be hidden for a neat clean finish. The style of privacy wood fences that you can achieve are endless. The majority of our wood fences in Orange County, CA use this steel posts.