The cost to build a wooden fence depends on several variables, starting with how big of a fence you are putting up. How high is the fence going to be? What kind of wood are you using? Are you going with dense, strong woods, like red cedar or oak, or with more affordable pines? Once you’ve established size and product, you have to figure in labor costs. For a 50-foot fence you are looking at a minimum of $1,000. At $30 a linear foot it will be $1,500, and at $35 per linear foot, it'll be $1,750. Prices can escalate from there, especially with material, location, and labor cost variables, so get recommendations and research fence contractors in your area, but those are reasonable ranges. Get several quotes and comparison shop. Some contractors will beat other estimates, but do your research.