Have you been wondering if board-on-board is the same as shadow box fence?
Some people refer to these as one and the same, but they are actually different if you want to get right down to technicalities.
Shadow box fencing is constructed of a system of posts and rails, just as for any picket or panel fence. There are vertical fence boards on both sides of the horizontal rails, staggering the verticals from one side to the other so they cover the gaps between the vertical boards on the opposite side. But these gaps only appear covered as you look directly at the fence. The boards block a direct sightline, but is only a semi-privacy fence since you are able to see to the other side as you look at it from indirect angles.
Board on Board provides absolute privacy and is slightly cheaper than the Shadowbox Fence. Vertical boards are staggered with no rails or gaps between them. Any gaps that are purposely produced, since there are a variety of ways to construct a board-on-board fence, are covered with a smaller width of vertical strips of wood.
So, in short, if you think it’s a shadow box fence but can’t see through any part of the fence as you move around the fencing it is board on board.
The main thing is to make sure you and your fence estimator have the same vision for the end result. Let Florida Fence Outlet take the worry out of what type of fence it’s called and install the design YOU like. Call Florida Fence Outlet at 407-277-8738 and you can call your fence anything you want.
So, is board-on-board the same as shadow box fence? Absolutely not!