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Privacy Fence Ideas

Create any design imaginable with this metal frame privacy fence kit.

Last updated April 19, 2024

Horizontal Black Iron & Wood Fence

A privacy fence can do amazing things to jazz up the curb appeal of your property.

Especially when you build a unique privacy fence that looks different…

…and better than the typical wood fence you see around backyards everywhere.

Let’s look at some privacy fence ideas using a DIY fence kit – that allows you to create the exact look you want for your property.

A Different Kind of Privacy Fence

First, let’s take a look at a different kind of privacy fence.

The image below shows a FenceTrac privacy fence on the left along with a traditional wood privacy fence on the right.

FenceTrac is a fence kit that offers a great solution for DIY homeowners, fence contractors and commercial property owners who want to build a unique privacy fence for their property.

You’ll notice a few distinct differences between the fences above.

The fence on the right uses dog ear pickets nailed to rails on the back side of the fence.

The fence is supported by wood posts.

The fence on the left includes a metal frame mounted to metal posts with wood planks secured inside the frame.

The FenceTrac rail system opens up unlimited possibilities to create a privacy fence that looks completely different.

And can outlast a traditional all wooden privacy fence by a decade or longer.

Check out our expansive fence inspiration photo gallery ›

Beautiful Horizontal Privacy Fence

Privacy Fence Ideas for Your Backyard

Building a privacy fence can seem a little overwhelming.

If you’re planning to take on the fencing project yourself to build a DIY fence, you might be asking:

  • What kind of wood do you use for a privacy fence?
  • How far apart do you space the fence pickets?
  • How do you prevent gaps between pickets?
  • Should I use composite fence boards instead of wood?
  • Or you may be asking… how do you build a unique privacy fence?

Let’s look at some unique privacy fence ideas for your backyard.

The combination of wood and black metal make this privacy fence stand out from neighboring fences.

Horizontal Wood Privacy Fence

This 8-foot metal composite fence combination offers a tough and long-lasting fence solution.

8-Foot Horizontal Composite Metal Fence Teak

This horizontal privacy fence uses metal posts and naturally-aged tongue and groove wood pickets.

FenceTrac Luxury Horizontal Privacy Fence with Metal Posts & Frame

This privacy fence includes a red wood stain that brings out the warm gold color of western red cedar.

You’ll notice there are no gaps in this privacy fence. It’s 100% private.

Wood & Metal Fence

This privacy fence is stained gray and stair steps down a steep slope.

The corner of the fence is anchored by a rock pillar.

FenceTrac Upscale Privacy Fence on Slope

This neighborhood perimeter privacy fence creates a no gaps barrier that provides security for several homes in this neighborhood.

It’s stained a dark tinted cedar color.

FenceTrac Neighborhood Perimeter Privacy Fence Wood & Metal

Why not support your favorite team with your privacy fence?!

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FenceTrac Custom Wood Fence With Metal Posts

This backyard looks like a beautiful place to relax.

When you invest in a privacy fence that will stand for decades instead of years, you can afford to invest in landscaping to compliment your fence.

FenceTrac Wood & Metal Privacy Fence

This short privacy fence borders the front of this house.

The black metal posts and rails combined with light colored wood adds elegance to this already beautiful home.

FenceTrac Elegant Privacy Fence Natural Wood With Metal Frame

With the FenceTrac system, you can use any infill you want. Here is a bamboo privacy fence, stained with a dark brown stain.

FenceTrac Bamboo Privacy Fence Metal Frame

The black privacy fence below is under construction. This composite fencing material comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

View other colors of composite fence planks.

Black LuxeCore Composite Horizontal Fence Under Construction

This fence combines two very popular styles to create an iron and wood fence. Vertical metal H-tracs combined with tongue and groove stained cedar to create a very strong and elegant looking privacy fence.

Here are a few more examples of this iron and wood type of privacy fence style. The additional metal also makes this fence super strong.

Iron and wood together looks beautiful.

Very elegant fence next to this ivy covered wall.

While a traditional wooden privacy fence allows some visibility between the pickets, a FenceTrac fence with tongue and groove pickets closes all gaps, so you have complete privacy.

Check out the look of these two homes – both bordered by a FenceTrac fence system using traditional wood pickets.

Best Privacy Fence Wood & Metal

Most privacy fences have a good-looking side that faces out…

…and a not-so-good-looking side (the one with the horizontal rails) that faces into your backyard. FenceTrac fences look great on both sides. Check out how this fence completes the ambiance of this backyard garden shed area.

Cute Privacy Fence for Backyard

Stunning. White vinyl privacy fence with a strong metal frame.

White Vinyl Privacy Fence Metal Posts

Here’s a metal privacy fence that uses galvanized corrugated steel panels in place of wood. Wow!

Corrugated Metal Privacy Fence

Darker western red cedar wood stained privacy fence with black frame.

Privacy Fence No Gaps Stained Wood & Metal

This privacy fence design includes wide horizontal planks, black metal posts and a wood cap.

Privacy Fence Rough Wood With Cap

Here’s a bamboo privacy fence between the pool and pavilion.

Bamboo Poolside Fence

Look at the design of this white frame privacy fence.

White Metal Frame Privacy Fence

Gate Ideas for Privacy Fences

Most privacy fences include a standard wood gate built with dog ear wood pickets and a hinge & latch kit.

These all-wood fence gates are prone to sagging and dragging on the ground over time.

Here are several privacy fence gate ideas that will not sag.

The first is a simple wrought iron swing gate mounted to FenceTrac fencing.

Here is a bamboo walk through fence gate.

Another beautiful walk-through gate that matches the fence and backyard area perfectly and built with heavy-duty hinges.

Horizontal Metal Wood Privacy Fence Gate

A metal and wood fence gate like this one provides a super secure barrier for your fence.

Here’s another decorative wrought iron walk-through swing gate with an arch top.

And this fence gate combines wood with black lattice and metal rails to add some charm to this side yard.

This gate is built to match the slope of the yard.

If you need a bigger gate, you might enjoy this rolling gate. This rolling gate is super easy to open and close.

Plus, it’s bamboo!

FenceTrac Unique Rolling Bamboo Fence Gate

Here is an elegant privacy fence with a white metal frame and knotty cedar wood infill.

White Metal Frame Privacy Fence With Gates

Patio Privacy Fence Ideas

If you love to sit on your patio, it’s nice to have a little privacy.

This decorative metal privacy fence has a wildlife scene and is installed around the sitting area outside a restaurant.

FenceTrac Decorative Metal Wildlife Patio Fence Design

Check out this silver metal framed horizontal privacy fence with natural tongue and groove wood.

FenceTrac Horizontal Wood & Metal Privacy Fence With Gate

More bamboo patio privacy.

FenceTrac Bamboo Privacy Fence With Black Metal Frame

If you need a super-private patio space, you can wrap your fence right around the sitting area.

Checkout this rooftop horizontal slatted privacy fence.

Horizontal Slat Fence on Rooftop Patio

Check out this outdoor kitchen area with a brick fire pit table.

It look great… and that fence matches the upscale character of this space.

Patio Privacy Fence

The fence around this patio looks amazing compared to a standard wood privacy fence.

Patio Privacy Fence Outdoor Kitchen

Pool Privacy Fence Ideas

The best pool privacy fence provides total privacy.

A privacy fence with no gaps in the fence delivers.

Here’s another example of a metal frame fence with composite tongue and groove planks that fit together to remove all gaps or spaces between pickets.

Here’s a pool privacy fence under construction with with painted steel and stained wood pickets.

FenceTrac Pool Privacy Fence Metal Frame & Composite Wood

Super privacy and super elegance.

Pool Patio Privacy Fence

Poolside bamboo privacy fence screen. Simple. Unique.

Bamboo Pool Privacy Fence Design

This pool area is protected by a beautiful fence.

Pool Privacy Fence

Black metal privacy fence with gray stained wood. This fence is the perfect compliment to this peaceful backyard.

Pool Privacy Fence No Gaps

Commercial Privacy Fence Ideas

Commercial properties are often secured by a chain link fence.

If a commercial property owner wants privacy, sometimes they will install privacy slats or privacy screens on the fence.

Here are some commercial privacy fences that offer total privacy and are far more difficult to climb than a chain link fence.

FenceTrac Commercial Perimeter Security Privacy Fence

The FenceTrac rail system makes it easy to assemble a strong privacy fence that looks great with your property. Here is the same fence under construction.

FenceTrac Commercial Privacy Fence

The fence below includes a heavy-duty wide rolling fence gate to allow easy access to this property.

Superior privacy and strength are built into this privacy fence design.

Gray composite fence planks with a black metal frame create a clean-looking and strong privacy fence to protect inventory and equipment.

And this beautiful entry gate is professional and private.

You can also create a private protected patio space outside your office, education or medical building.

FenceTrac Wood Metal Brick Privacy Fence

Below is a beautiful privacy fence outside Topgolf.

Fencetrac Vertical Commercial Privacy Fence

Here’s another commercial fence to provide privacy at an outdoor dining area.

Fencetrac Vertical Commercial Privacy Fence

This commercial vinyl and metal fence provides security and privacy for a large generator.

Commercial Privacy Fence Enclosure Wall Mount

HOA Neighborhood Privacy Fence Ideas

Neighborhood privacy fences can either add to the value or detract from the value of homes within the neighborhood.

A beautiful HOA privacy fence (that lasts a long time) will help secure the neighborhood and add tremendous curb appeal to the neighborhood.

This privacy fence combines a warmly stained red cedar with white metal posts and white rails between rock pillars.

This is an HOA neighborhood privacy fence.

FenceTrac Stained Wood Fence With White Metal Posts

Here’s another neighborhood privacy fence that includes cream colored steel posts and vertical rails combined with natural cedar wood.

Below is a before/after photo of an HOA neighborhood perimeter fence under construction.

Simple Strong HOA Neighborhood Fence

Another HOA privacy fence.

Neighborhood Privacy Fence

Red cedar stained fence planks and black metal frame. Most HOA fences made from all wood begin to lean and look wavy within 10 years. This one won’t.

HOA Neighborhood Perimeter Privacy Fence

Look at that fence. It’s much cheaper than an all rock or brick HOA fence, and far better than a traditional wood privacy fence.

HOA Neighborhood Upscale Privacy Fence Rock Columns

HOA Neighborhood Privacy Fence Rock Columns

This privacy fence borders a Colorado-style HOA neighborhood.

HOA Neighborhood Privacy Fence Stair Step

Privacy Fence Ideas to Hide Utilities

Sometimes you need to hide utilities for security or for looks.

Here are some privacy fences hiding garbage cans and pool pump equipment.

Pool Pump Privacy Fence

Here is a dumpster enclosure on a commercial property.

FenceTrac Dumpster Enclosure Composite & Metal Frame

This AC enclosure hides the air conditioner units while providing security for the property.

FenceTrac Residential Utility Enclosure Fence

AC unit enclosure that blends perfectly with the building design.

AC Unit Privacy Fence

These utility fence enclosures look great.

Pool Equipment Utility Enclosure Horizontal Wood Black Metal

Here is a generator enclosure under construction.

Generator Enclosure Privacy Fence

Dumpster privacy fence enclosure with two heavy-duty double gates.

Dumpster Enclosure Privacy Fence

Privacy Fence on Wall Ideas

If you have a wall bordering your property, you may be able to mount your privacy fence directly to the top of the wall.

FenceTrac Horizontal Wood Fence With Metal Posts

Privacy fence mounted on top of a concrete wall. This fence is strong and beautiful.

FenceTrac Commercial Privacy Fence on Retaining Wall

Here is a privacy fence is mounted to the top of a brick wall.

FenceTrac Privacy Fence on Brick Wall

Another angle of a fence mounted to a retaining wall.

FenceTrac Wood Fence With Metal Posts

This privacy fence is mounted to the ground above a retaining wall for more height and more privacy.

FenceTrac Residential Privacy Fence Wood & Metal Frame

How to Build Your Unique Privacy Fence

The FenceTrac fence system offers unprecedented privacy fence design possibilities.

Our patented fence panel system includes a U-shaped framework into which fence materials are secured.

This system allows you choose the materials and colors you want to go into the metal fence panel frame.

FenceTrac Assembly Detail

After installing your fence posts.

You will mount the post trac to each post with self-tapping screws.


You will slide the fence infill materials into the U-shaped FenceTrac fence panel frame that sits between each post.

FenceTrac Under Construction

Finally, top and bottom channels attach to the side channels to hold everything together.

Each four-piece DIY privacy fence panel goes together with just four bolts.


Design a Retaining Wall Fence

FenceTrac accommodates rigid fence materials of up to 1-inch thick.

Design your fence in vertical or horizontal orientation.

We offer cedar wood, composite fence boards, and vinyl fence materials shipped with your kit, but some property owners supply their own infill as well.

Price Your Privacy Fence Kit Today

Building your own privacy fence can be a rewarding project that improves any outdoor space.

So, let’s get started.

Elevate your property with a new modern privacy fence.

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