With the many style options available for wood fencing, a well-constructed wood fence can provide security, privacy, and curb appeal to your home. A wood fence is a popular way to add a beautiful, natural border to your property, so if you’re thinking about installing or replacing one-you’re not alone! Continue reading to learn more about some of the most popular wood fence styles installed by our professional Missouri fence company, Ozark Fence.

Popular Missouri Wood Fence Styles

While the basic components of every type of fence are about the same, their design and style can vary widely. As one of the few top-rated fencing companies in Missouri, we can customize the style of our wood fences to suit your specific needs. Whether you want a classic, welcoming picket fence, a breezy, “good neighbor” fence, or a sturdy privacy fence, we’ve got you covered. We also have options for different finishing cuts and different posts to further customize the look of each fence. We provide a wide range of designs and styles to ensure that your fence reflects the exact aesthetic you’re looking for.


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Shadowbox Wood Fence

By alternating pickets on both sides with a gap in between, this fence creates a distinct “shadow” effect that allows air to flow through the pickets, which is beneficial in high winds. When viewed from the front, the gaps give the impression that it is solid. However, you can see through to the other side from an angle, making it a semi-private option. Another benefit of a shadowbox design is that each side appears identical, which is why it is commonly referred to as the “good neighbor” fence.


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Board-on-Board Wood Fence

This type of privacy fence is constructed by attaching every other picket over the one next to it. The overlapping design produces a sturdy, solid fence that is equally appealing from either side, though the additional material required raises the price. Board-on-board fencing provides maximum privacy because there are no gaps or spacing between pickets. You can arrange the pickets vertically or horizontally, giving you more options.


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Wood Picket Fence

Particularly popular in Springfield, MO, wood picket fences can be used for a wide range of property needs from front yards to gardens and even pool enclosures. If it’s a pool enclosure you need, be sure to speak with one of our wood picket fence experts to check on compliance with the local pool codes. 


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Privacy 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. It is also sometimes called stockade fencing. Just like board-on-board fencing, this can be installed horizontally or vertically with no overlapping.

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


Top Rated Missouri Fence Company Uses Quality Materials

If you want to make sure your Missouri wood fence is going to last, then using the right materials is key. We use pressure-treated pine or cedar for all of our projects which promotes the longevity of fences exposed to the extreme elements present in Springfield, Missouri. Regardless of the specific style of fence you choose, all of our wood fences come standard with the following key features:


  • Posts – Ozark Fence Company uses PostMaster steel posts for all of our wood fencing. Since the posts are covered with wood, they are engineered to provide you with the strength of steel without sacrificing the natural beauty of wood.
  • Wood Rails – Unlike many competitors, we use a middle rail (a 3rd rail) for added strength and to avoid warping and bowing
  • Wood Pickets – Cedar pickets are far stronger than a builder-grade wood or any other treated wood picket. Natural oils in cedar make it resistant to insect infestations, rotting, and harsh weather conditions. 


As an experienced and reputable Missouri fence company, we make sure to use the highest quality, longest-lasting products available so that our customers get the most from their investment.


Ready to Work With an Expert Missouri Fence Company?

Ozark’s fence experts want to create the perfect wood fence style for your needs and show you why we are one of Missouri’s favorite, top-rated fence companies! Our knowledgeable fence professionals are eager to assist you with any questions you may have. For prompt, courteous service, call (417)-221-4433 or Contact Us online!