Wood Privacy Fence with Custom Lattice

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Project by FenceWorkshop posted 01-25-2012 10:59 PM 17602 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a new wood privacy fence that I just finished building. The entire fence was about 550 feet and took me and two others about 2 days to construct. I built this fence using pressure treated pine and a whole lot of elbow grease. This fence uses 4×4 post exposed with caps, 3 horizontal 2×4 frame rails, 6” pickets, 1×4 bottom fascia board, and a 2×2 lattice with 1×4 fascia boards. You can see more pictures of this custom lattice privacy fence or check out all of my wood privacy fence designs.

-- Brent -

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 11:04 PM

Nice fence!

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 11:10 PM

My kinda fence, I refer to it as shadow box. DFS (dunno fer sure) Your top out has much more character than a standard lattice panel ripped to fit. What I always love about this style, she looks just as pretty from both sides. Nice craftsmanship.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 11:46 PM

We call it board-on-baord. Most people do call this a shadowbox but we consider a shadowbox to be this style here since it casts shadows through. A shadow box fence is also called a good neighbor style since it looks the same on both sides.

-- Brent -

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 12:58 AM

Very nice…...not no ordinary slap it together kind of fence. This is the kind of fence I would make if I ever needed privacy. However one time I was standing naked in front of my window and my neighbors saw me and I haven’t seen or heard from them ever since. I think they boarded up their windows on that side of the house. Therefore no need for a fence any time soon.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 03:29 AM

First class fence

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 04:37 AM

Great looking fence well done.


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#7 posted 01-26-2012 05:06 PM

Very nice looking fence.
I am planning to build a fence for our small yard, later this year.
I am first starting with some smaller wood projects first, but I know I will get there.
Your post is very inspirational and a great help.
I am adding this to my favorites, so I can come back and check it out later.
Thanks for posting!


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#8 posted 06-14-2014 05:05 AM

Just wanted to thank you for sharing this. Ive been searching all over the internet for a high quality look that meets all my needs and this design rocked it! Thanks so much!! Just built my 1st panel today.

My only advice to others is that the 2×4 stringers are too big and the 1×4’s do not fully hide them. Since a lip is required to fasten the pickets, i had to install the fascia a bit lower than the pressure treated stringer. Im going to modify the design by ripping my 2×4’s in half so that will allow for a channel for both the pickets and lattice to reside.

Hope this advice helps others who may take this on!

Oh, and start installing the pickets in the center and work your way to the ends. I learned that the hard way!


-- Dan, greater Seattle area

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