Nice fence with horizontal rails. http://www.jjslandscaping.com/images/seattle-wa-fence-installation.jpg
A Board-and-Batten fence is a good option when considering a privacy fence. The space between boards is covered on the reverse side by a batten or additional board, creating and enclosed area with no gaps.
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Pirvacy fence ideas using fence or screens to block out a neighbor's view of the garden, yard, or patio. There's an easy trick for best placement.