GC/AAA Fences Stockade Fence panels are made with 1" x 3" white cedar pickets, fastened with aluminum ring shanked nails to 2" x 3" or 2" x 4" white cedar square or moulded doweled back rails.  We offer both #1 Cedar and #2 (Standard) Cedar picket privacy panels. Besides price, the main difference between the grades of cedar is the cosmetic appeal of the boards. The No. 1 grade allows for only tight knots on both faces of the picket. This allows for a good appearance from either side. No. 2 grade is a no-hole grade with tight knots. There are additional characteristics allowed on this grade providing a No. 1 appearance on only one face of the picket. Knots up to the width of the picket face are allowed.