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For the Fallout 4 settlement object, see picket fence.

Picket Fences is a magazine in Fallout 4. It includes five issues found at various locations around the Commonwealth.


Reading an issue unlocks advanced settlement structures at settlement workshops.

Magazine issuesEdit

Editor ID Issue Location Location Description Perk Base ID
01 #1, The House of Tomorrow...Today! Beantown Brewery In the foreman’s concrete wall office, upper walkways of the main vat room, near the steamer trunk. Tower Tom is guarding this room. "You are now able to build picket fencing at settlement workshops" 00184d8b
02 #2, Modern Hearth! Hardware Town In the upstairs office on the desk with the key, center of the building, near the steamer trunk. "You are now able to build high tech lights at settlement workshops" 00184db7
03 #3, Essential Upgrades! Saugus Ironworks Blast Furnace area, on the catwalk just below the steamer trunk and bobblehead. "You are now able to build new statues at settlement workshops" 00180a36
04 #4, Modern Lawn Care! Combat Zone On the formica table, ground level near the bar, in front of the main stage. "You are now able to build potted plants at settlement workshops" 00185cdd
05 #5, Welcome Home! Weston water treatment plant In the metal office overlooking the generator room, before descending to the main treatment chamber. "You are now able to build patio furniture at settlement workshops" 00185cee
11 #11, Holiday Special Fallon's department store In the open garage behind the store guarded by Raymond and Rudolph "You are now able to build Christmas settlement decorations, weapon, and armor paints" fe0xx94c


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Issue number Subcategory Name Materials
1 Structures > Picket Fences Gate Wood x3
Picket fence post Wood x2
Picket fence Wood x3
Picket fence long Wood x6
2 Lights > High tech lights Free standing Glass x1, Copper x1, Steel x2
Hanging Glass x1, Copper x1, Steel x2
3 Decorations > Statues Baseball batter Copper x10
Minutemen Copper x10
Lion sitting face left Copper x10
Lion sitting face right Copper x10
Fountain Copper x20
4 Decorations > Miscellaneous > Potted plants Potted plant small Steel x2, Wood x2
Potted plant large Steel x2, Wood x2
5 Furniture > Chairs/Tables > Patio furniture

Decorations > Miscellaneous > Patio furniture

Patio chair Steel x4, Plastic x2
Patio table Steel x10
Picnic table Wood x8, Steel x2
Grill Steel x4, Rubber x1


  • The Welcome Home! issue is not to be confused with a holotape from Nick Valentine.
  • Issue #11 requires the Creation Club content "Holiday Workshop Pack."
  • According to the covers, each issue used to cost $32.99.
  • On the first issue, The House of Tomorrow...Today! is also written:
    • "Split level Convenience!"
    • "Modern Appliances for Ease of Living!"
    • "Nuclear Radiant Heat Flooring Inside & Out!"
    • "Grocery Sorting Conduits!"
    • "Self Stocking Bar!"
  • All issues of Picket Fences are concept art for The House of Tomorrow, with #1 being of the whole house, #2 being for the kitchen, and #3 being for the bathroom. #4 and #5 are close-up details of the whole house.

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Picket Fences is a reference to Better Homes and Gardens magazine during the 1950s era.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


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