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Tried my luck at a cedar tone privacy screen with louvered fence boards for 14’ x 16’ deck. Haven’t posted on here in awhile let me know what you think just finished it today.
Jun 25, 2014
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#1 posted 06-25-2014 05:32 AM
Great build. Did you have any problem lining up the slats in the 4×4?
-- Larry in Hawaii,
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#2 posted 06-25-2014 05:33 PM
I have to make one like yours in my garden
Thanks for sharing
-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit
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#3 posted 06-25-2014 05:49 PM
Have to show this to my wife. We can’t decide what to use for our patio. Thanks! Looks great!
-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.
#4 posted 06-26-2014 01:51 AM
Hey carpentrybyrnm could you tell me what angle you cut your grooves and how far apart? My wife really likes it so I guess I will try my hand at this. Thanks
#5 posted 06-26-2014 04:01 AM
The slats are spaced 3 1/2” apart and the angle worked out nicely at 45 degrees. When I drew it up on scketchup it looked the best at 53 but after a few test cuts on a scrap 4×4 the angle looked best at 45. Of you are looking for more privacy you could space it at 2 3/4
#6 posted 06-26-2014 04:06 AM
Lining up the grooves took a bit of time but I made one ” master post” and took all the measurements from that one. A speed square was my best friend during the layout. Grooves are about 3/4” deep the wet boards were tight and the boards that were dryist cupped a bit so were also quite tight
#7 posted 06-26-2014 04:22 PM
Thanks for the info!!!
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#8 posted 06-27-2014 11:58 PM
Hi. I like it! What is your thought on the direction the slats point? People can see down onto the deck from the second floor next door but the deck is lit up by the sun. Does that matter? Which direction does this point (where’s the sun)? Thanks.
-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff
#9 posted 06-28-2014 12:54 PM
The slats have to go that direction otherwise it is a safety violation. If the slats were angled the opposite way it would be considered climbable. Where there neighbor sits on there deck (once its built) they will have 100 percent privacy.
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#10 posted 06-28-2014 01:37 PM
That’s a nice addition to that patio. Congratulations.
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