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Board-over-board is a type of fence where vertical boards are installed in an alternating pattern on each side of the horizontal support rails. Some pros and cons are listed below:


  • Enhanced Privacy: Board-over-board construction provides a high level of privacy due to the overlapping boards. The alternating pattern ensures that there are no visible gaps in the fence.
  • Increased Strength and Durability: The overlapping boards add strength and durability to the fence. This design can make the fence more resistant to wind and external forces.


  • Cost: Board-over-board fence tends to be more expensive than more simple fence designs. The additional material and labor required for the overlapping pattern contributes to higher costs.
  • Maintenance: Like any cedar fence, board-over-board fence may require periodic maintenance such as staining or sealing to preserve the wood and protect it from the elements.
  • Weight: The overlapping design adds weight to the fence. While this can contribute to its durability it may also make installation more labor intensive.
  • Limited Air Circulation: The dense, overlapping design restricts air circulation more than open styles like shadow box fences. This limitation can affect airflow in gardens or yards close to the fence.
  • Potential for Trapped Debris: The overlapping design may create spaces where leaves, debris, or moisture can get trapped between the boards, potentially leading to maintenance issues or aesthetic concerns over time.
  • 4”x4” western red cedar post set 36” deep in concrete.
  • (2) 2”x4” western red cedar rails
  • (1) 1”x4” western red cedar cap
  • Western red cedar pickets board next to board
  • Galvanized Ring shanked nails

 Caps not included.


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