Spruce fences offer a somewhat rustic look with the added benefit of privacy. Spruce wood tends to be light in color and pickets used to assemble spruce panels generally come to a blunt point. Many of the pre-assembled fence panels available from general building material stores are made out of spruce. One downside of purchasing a fence made out of spruce is that that the wood does not contain any naturally-occurring insect or decay resistances. However, a coat of stain can be applied to the fence and this increases the durability and can maintain the natural light color of the wood. Spruce fences are generally used to create a simple property barrier and offer privacy to a backyard.