Privacy Fence or Open Spaces

Many people love to go for the privacy that a cedar fence can offer, 6 feet tall modified panel fence built from western red cedar boards and pressure treated posts. Most people don’t realize that you can build an open option by putting spaces between the fence boards. Common spaces are a 1/2, 3/4 and a full inch – anything more than a full inch starts to look a little odd. You can also choose to alternate fence boards, maybe you’d like a 4 inch board with a 1/2 inch space and then a 2 inch board, alternating.

A fence with gaps affords you some privacy, but still allows you to see through to the other side and may be a great option if you’re on friendly terms with your neighbor. If you’re getting a quote from a fence installer and you’re interested, don’t hesitate to ask for spaces!