More Styles of Wood Privacy Fences

Wood fences come in a variety of styles, each offering its own unique features. One such style is the board-on-board fence. In this design, the fence boards are securely overlapped on the same side of the rail, leaving no gaps and ensuring complete privacy. 

Alternatively, the boards can be arranged in an alternating sides configuration, allowing for some airflow while still maintaining privacy. This style is often referred to as a “neighborly” fence because it presents the same appearance on both sides, creating a cohesive look that is shared by you and your neighbors.

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Another option is the tongue-and-groove wood privacy fence. This type of fence features vertically placed boards that interlock with each other using a tongue-and-groove joint. 

The tongue on one edge of the board fits into the groove on the other edge, creating a strong and secure connection. This design blocks views and provides high levels of privacy.

Cedar and redwood are recommended choices for their natural resistance to rot and insects, while pine is a more affordable option but not as durable.

Rail and split rail wood fences serve primarily decorative purposes and act as boundary markers for properties. A split rail fence consists of rough-cut boards that fit into holes within the posts, typically with two boards per segment. This creates a rustic and western ambiance. On the other hand, a rail fence attaches the rails to the posts without incorporating vertical boards.

For more information on fencing options, reach out to Midwest Fence at 651-451-2222.

Stay tuned for our next post, where we will explore creative ways to give your privacy fence a unique and personalized look.