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10 Easy Pieces: Privacy Fence Panels

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10 Easy Pieces: Privacy Fence Panels

February 20, 2018

Privacy fence panels can solve a myriad of problems. Maybe your home is too close to the neighbors (or to a spotlight on the neighbors’ garage that shines into your bedroom window). Or maybe the view just beyond your garden is an eyesore. Or maybe you just want a little separation from the rest of the world.

Well-made wooden privacy panel fences can also can create a stylish backdrop for foliage or other garden elements (as shown above in a Brooklyn garden we featured in our book, Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces).

To prove the point, we’ve rounded up 10 styles of wooden fence panels—including horizontal slats, stockade pickets, lattice designs, and lapboard—to consider if you’re installing a fence for privacy.

Modular Wood Slatted Panels can be fitted together in a variety of heights and widths. Single panels, available in three sizes, range from £ to £56, depending on height and width at Garden Trellis Co.
Above: Modular Wood Slatted Panels can be fitted together in a variety of heights and widths. Single panels, available in three sizes, range from £29 to £56, depending on height and width at Garden Trellis Co.

Unfinished Lap Fence Panels at heights of three-to-six feet are made of FSC-certified wood; £
Above: Unfinished Lap Fence Panels at heights of three-to-six feet are made of FSC-certified wood; £21.34 to £24.68 from Berkshire Fencing.
A Western Red Cedar Horizontal Lattice Fence Panel is resistant to rot, decay, and insects. It is three feet high and
Above: A Western Red Cedar Horizontal Lattice Fence Panel is resistant to rot, decay, and insects. It is three feet high and 2 1/2 feet wide; $37.12 from Home Depot.

Panels of Wood Privacy Fencing with open mortised squares and the stepped top horizontal rail are solid horizontal tongue-and-groove planks; widths range from 36 to 84 inches and heights range from 4
Above: Panels of Wood Privacy Fencing with open mortised squares and the stepped top horizontal rail are solid horizontal tongue-and-groove planks; widths range from 36 to 84 inches and heights range from 42 to 72 inches from grade; $475 to $1,100 from Prowell Woodworks.

A five-pack of Grange Contemporary Slatted Fence Panels is £470 from DIY.
Above: A five-pack of Grange Contemporary Slatted Fence Panels is £470 from DIY.
A pack of seven Forest Kyoto Fence Panels made of mixed softwoods is £399.99 from Homebase.
Above: A pack of seven Forest Kyoto Fence Panels made of mixed softwoods is £399.99 from Homebase.
A Pressure Treated Pine Privacy Fence Panel designed to withstand severe weather conditions is six feet high and eight feet wide; $5loading=
Above: A Pressure Treated Pine Privacy Fence Panel designed to withstand severe weather conditions is six feet high and eight feet wide; $51.03 from Lowe’s.
Measuring approximately six by six feet, an Elite St Esprit Square Panel has planed and grooved horizontal slats and is made of pressure-treated lumber; £60.50 from Charltons Timber Store.
Above: Measuring approximately six by six feet, an Elite St Esprit Square Panel has planed and grooved horizontal slats and is made of pressure-treated lumber; £60.50 from Charltons Timber Store.
A six-foot-high Premium Heavy Duty Dog-Ear Fence Panel is $6
Above: A six-foot-high Premium Heavy Duty Dog-Ear Fence Panel is $62.29 from Menard’s.
Made of horizontally boarded European timber, Square Horizontal Panels are available in five sizes; £.50 to £37.50 from Pennine Fencing.
Above: Made of horizontally boarded European timber, Square Horizontal Panels are available in five sizes; £25.50 to £37.50 from Pennine Fencing.
If you’re designing a new fence, installing an upgrade, or planning a repair to existing panels, see more tips and inspiration in our curated guide to Fences 101, including Hog Wire Fences, Picket Fences, and Woven Fences. For more ideas, see:

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