I was asked several times what wood I use for my fences and how do I weather my wood. For fences I use "Carnival Woodcraft" matchsticks (2 inches long) from local Sydney craft shop. But you can use simple matchsticks as well.
For weathering I use Agrax Earthshade mixed with water. Hope that helps. If you have some questions about materials and paint color I use please write to fjodin - at - hotmail.com (Bear in mind that "at" means @. I just dont want web-bots to spam me)