Wood fences provide some of the most attractive options for a fence design for privacy. So let's explore some of the types available.
The stockade style is an example of a fence design that can give you a solid barrier between your yard and your neighbor's, resulting in almost total privacy. While masonry work such as brick can do the same, it costs significantly more than does a wood fence.
But not all homeowners crave total privacy. Some wish for a compromise between no privacy, on the one hand, and a total blockade against the outside world, on the other. Their solution? Wood fences with enough cracks in them to avert a feeling of being overly closed in, but which are solid enough to screen out the public's gaze to a significant degree. Tall picket fencing is an example of such a fence design style for partial privacy. Another choice here is lattice fencing, for the building of which please consult my tutorial on lattice fencing.
Another type of fence design is a hybrid between two types discussed above: a solid barrier on the bottom, but topped with decorative lattice.
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