Board and Batten Privacy Fence
board and batten fences can be extremely durable. Built like siding on
houses, the batten covers the spaces between the boards and prevents
moisture from getting into the board. Battens are always fastened
through the spaces rather than through the boards. Fastening through
the fence boards will cause cracking and premature deterioration. Any
flat panel type fence can be treated with a board and batten detailing
for additional privacy. Keep in mind however--fitting battens along a
curved cut can be time consuming. We used a pull saw and cut in place
as we installed the battens, then used a piloted screw to attach the
battens on an angle into the rails.
Drawings for this fence are available, (doesn't include the battens) --
Call (888) 293-8938 to order.