The most common style of wood fence is the solid board style. It may be used for controlling noise, establishing visual barriers and marking boundaries. Fences five feet and higher are used for the containment of pets and children. Solid board fences are also used in commercial applications, as screens and to control access to restricted areas.

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


Board Width:


actual     2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2", 4", 5 1/2, 6", 7 1/2"
nominal   3", 3', 4", 4" , 6", 6", 8"

Board Thickness:

actual     5/8", 11/16", "
nominal   1"

Board Height:

4', 5', 6', 8'

Board Topping:

Flat Top, Dog Ear, French Gothic, Gothic, Roundtop

Board Surface:

Rough, Smooth Four Sides, Smooth One Face Two Edges - (one smooth face)

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 Surface:

Rough, Smooth 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:
Solid Board Traditional Solid Board
Spaced Solid Board Alternating Panel Solid Board
Arched Solid Board Scalloped Solid Board
Basketweave Solid Board Solid Board with Kickboard

Wood Fence Systems