Here is a 4 board fence using the same rough sawn wood pictured above for the pasture fence, in a residential setting. Black vinyl coated welded wire is attached to the back side of this fence for pet control and the wood has been stained black.
If you want maximum privacy in a fence, a board-to-board fence is the way to go. Many styles of wood fencing involve space between the boards, such as the classic "picket" fence. However, for private backyards and swimming pool areas, you probably don't want gaps between your fence boards. This
I have metal poles already on my existing fence so the first thing I had to do was extend the metal poles the entire height of the fence so the board on board fence will have the support it needs.
The Board on Board fence carries a lot more weight due to the extra weight of the overlap boards and the gates need the reinforcement of the metal frames to prevent sagging.
A fence serves many purposes, including demarcating property lines and providing a barrier to keep children and pets in or unwanted visitors out. Not all are designed to provide visual privacy
In this video I am rebuilding my board on board cedar fence. The new cedar fence build has post boxes, top cap and trim, and a nice DIY gate. This is a large scale DIY project.
Board and Batten fencing is a full privacy fence style similar to a vertical board fence in construction, but built with a deliberate space between the back boards which is overlaid with a "batten board".
Board on Board This is a full privacy fence; you have two rows of pickets with the rear pickets spaced to allow a one inch overlap when the top board is installed. This style fence will give you maximum privacy.