Some good wood fence patterns include picket, post-and-rail, lattice, and stockade. Although, there are literally dozens of different styles of wood fence patterns, according to This Old House.com.
Homeowners install fences for a variety of reasons: ensuring privacy, enclosing a pool, protecting children or pets, and enhancing the curb appeal of their property. The type of fence pattern depends in part on the use of the fence. For example, a homeowner who wants privacy may install a stockade type fence. On the other hand, someone who wants to enhance curb appeal may choose a picket fence style. HGTV.com has a variety of wood fence design ideas.