Horizontal wood fence owners have many different personalities and the wooden fence comes in many different styles to reflect this. Whether you choose to build your own fence or purchase a finished structure to install, you can express yourself as you choose with a funky, unusual alternative to the typical white fence.
If you want to go as far away from the ordered suburban aesthetic as possible, consider a rustic wooden fence. Rustic fences are made with thick timber posts with thinner slats interacting in a grid pattern between. Many rustic fences have the bark still in the wood, which gives the fence a raw, unpolished look. A more primitive rustic fence style mimics the appearance of historic fence cattle. Thick horizontal members are supported on heavy vertical posts to create a strong, solid boundary that does not obstruct the view.
If you’re a fan of garden vines, use a trellis fence to create an artistic border with a surprising amount of privacy. Choose trellis panels in any design from a simple cross and across to an ornate, arched pattern and call them around your garden. Plant flowering vines such as morning glory for a light summer bloom or evergreen vines, such as English Ivy, for the whole season of privacy. If you choose ivy, be sure to plant a non-aggressive stem or you will end up with unhappy neighbors when the plant begins to colonize their lawn.
Stone and wood
Give your wooden fence the depth with the help of stone support. Install heavy stone pillars around the periphery of your yard. Install wooden fence panels in whatever style you choose, using stone pillars as support. The stone gives the fence a heavy, heavy feel and add a touch of formality. For a more dignified look, the top stone supports with the planters and grow bright flowers or the vines from the top of your fence.
If you live in a relaxed area with neighbors who value personal expression, install a junk fence. Start with a regular wooden fence – the heavy wooden wall “good neighbor” variety works well. Nail various decorative debris to it to give it an interesting odd feel. Add wooden kid’s gates, lawn art, old posters and even stools and other small pieces of furniture to the side or top of the fence to create a three-dimensional collage that will entertain your friends and neighbors. Just be careful not to block the pavement.