Softwood fencing – cladding can be made from various types of wood. Softwood fence and cladding elements can be made from boards – slats – battens in different dimensions. Softwood fence refers to wood that comes from coniferous trees, such as pine, spruce, Douglas fir, cedar, and redwood. Overall, softwood can be an excellent choice for building a fence, offering a balance of affordability, availability and durability. Softwood fences can provide privacy, security, and aesthetic appeal to your property..