If you’re considering having a wood fence replaced or newly installed, you’ll be in good company as a Wyoming wood fence is one of the most popular choices to add a beautiful, natural border to your home or property. A well-built wood fence can provide privacy and curb appeal, and there’s a fence style to suit everyone’s tastes and of course, budget. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular styles that SWi Fence has installed for our customers.


Wyoming Wood Fence Styles and Designs

Whether you want a classic, welcoming picket fence or a sturdy privacy fence, we can build it. We customize the style of our Wyoming wood fences to suit each customer’s needs and also have options for different posts and gates to further customize the look of each fence. What is the right style of wood fence for your home’s look? We offer a wide array of designs and styles so that your vision can have the exact aesthetic you’re looking for.

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Board-on-Board Wood Fence

This is a type of privacy fence made by attaching every other picket to the opposite side of the rail. The overlapping design results in a sturdy, solid fence that’s just as attractive from either side, though the additional material required adds to the cost. With no gaps or spacing between pickets, board-on-board fencing is great for those seeking maximum privacy. The pickets can be oriented vertically or horizontally giving you additional options.

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Side-by-Side (Stockade) Wood Fence

Another common privacy fence type, side-by-side fencing butts the edge of each picket against the next to create a solid privacy fence. Just like board-on-board fencing, this can be installed horizontally or vertically with no overlapping.

Additional looks can be achieved with side-by-side fencing by customizing the top portion of your fence with a common dog-ear top, scallop top, lattice, and even a cap and trim topper to add a finished look to the top of your fence.

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Shadowbox Wood Fences

This fence uses alternating pickets on both sides with a gap in between, creating a distinctive “shadow” effect. These gaps make it look solid when viewed head-on. But from an angle, you can see through to the other side so it offers a semi-private option. It also allows air to flow through the pickets and in the event of heavy winds, it’s a great option. Another benefit to a shadowbox design is that each side looks identical so neither you or your neighbor will be stuck staring at the “ugly” side of the fence!

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Split Rail Wood Fencing

Split rail fences have a rustic-style look and can be used for decoration or for its practicality, making it popular for properties in rural areas, farms, and ranches. Split rail fences are often used to define a residential property line from the road and are most often used for ornamental purposes. Because split rail fences have large openings they don’t work well to keep smaller animals, like dogs, in or out of the property, but they work well for large animals like horses or livestock. Split rail fencing is an economical choice for property owners who need to fence in entire tracts of land, like farmers or ranch owners. 

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Post and Rail Wood Fencing

Post-and-rail fences feature long, smooth-cut rectangular timber rails suspended between large posts. These fences are not as rough-cut and rustic-looking as split rail fences. Horizontal posts are usually placed 6 feet apart and 5 feet tall. They can have two, three, or four horizontal rails to prevent livestock from being able to roam and are generally considered functional, rather than ornamental.


Cedar is Best for Wyoming Wood Fences

When you want your wood fence to last, then using cedarwood is the best material for the job. Cedar is known for its durability and its natural oils help the wood to resist rotting and decay. A cedar fence maintains its structural integrity for a long time – often longer than pressure-treated wood. Cedar is naturally insect resistant as well.


Cedar also withstands inclement weather conditions very well. The natural oils in the wood make it resistant to warping and shrinkage so the cedar pickets are less likely to buckle or splinter. And of course, the stunning greyish patina that a cedar fence changes to with age is also a sought-after bonus!


Ready to Work With a Top-Rated Wyoming Fence Company?

The fence experts at SWi Fence want to create the perfect Wyoming wood fence style to suit your needs and show you why we are a favorite, top-rated fence company. Our friendly, knowledgeable fence professionals are ready to help answer any questions you may have. Call us at (866) 754-0120 or Contact Us online for prompt, courteous service!