Shadowbox Style fencing creates an excellent border or frame for gardens. Boards are placed on either side of the fence rail, spaced so they block vision but still allow airflow through the fence. Solid fences provide little protection from wind flowing across large yards because the wind simply goes over the fence. Spaced boards, slats, louvers and/or lattice, break the wind up into smaller breezes creating effective protection in large open areas from stronger wind gusts.

The shadowbox system consists of face boards, rails, posts, caprails and fascia boards. Fascia boards are horizontal fence boards placed at the fence top and bottom, in some styles, to give a more formal appearance.


Board Width:


actual     3 1/2", 4", 5 1/2", 6"
nominal   4", 4", 6", 6"

Board Thickness:

5/8", 11/16", " actual - nominal or stated size 1"

Board Height:

4', 5', 6', 8'

Board Topping:

Flat Top, Dog Ear

Board Grade:

Premium, Select, Standard and Better, Standard

Board Surfaces:

Rough, Smooth Four Sides, Smooth One Face 2 Edges - (one face rough)

Rail Width:

actual 3 1/2", 3 3/4" - nominal or stated size 4"

Rail Thickness:

actual 1 1/2", 1 3/4" - nominal or stated size 2"

Rail Length:

actual 8', 10'

Rail Grade:

Standard and Better, #2

Rail Surfaces:

Rough, Surfaced Four Sides

Cap Rail Width:

actual 3 1/2", 5 1/2", nominal or stated 4", 6"

Cap Rail Thickness:

actual 11/8", 1 1/2", nominal or stated size 5/4", 2"

Cap Rail Length:

8', 10',16'

Cap Rail Grade:

Standard & Better, #2

Cap Rail Surface:

Rough, Smooth Four Sides

Post Width:

actual 3 1/2", 3 3/4" - nominal or stated size 4"

Post Thickness:

actual 3 1/2", 3 3/4" - nominal or stated size 4"

Post Height:

6', 7',8',9',10'

Post Toppings:

Flat, Beveled, French Gothic, Gothic, Post Caps in a variety of styles

Post Grade:

Standard and Better, #2

Post Surface:

Rough, Surfaced Four Sides

Designs:

Shadowbox
Traditional Shadowbox
Arched Shadowbox
Scalloped Shadowbox
Alternating Panel

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