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Project by Todd Adair posted 10-07-2011 02:16 PM 5695 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a privacy panel I built for a customer last year. He had an issue with his neighbors bedroom window overlooking a brand new hot tub and needed a solution for some privacy. The inspiration came from a desk top mail organizer box with a louvered door that his father had built some 50 years ago. He asked me to recreate that louvered style in his panel. I was able to pull it off and he was extremely pleased with the outcome, as was I. The western red cedar matched perfectly with the brick color of his home. This design allowed for maximum privacy without restricting any wind that came blowing across the rear patio.

-- Todd Adair, Suwanee, Ga.





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Chris

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#1 posted 10-07-2011 03:28 PM

Todd,
Really nice work. I was just thinking of doing something like this on a smaller scale as a screen for the trash cans or A/C unit. Nice solution to the problem….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Thomas1970

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#2 posted 10-07-2011 04:26 PM

Very nice job and if I may, I just may steal the idea for my own privacy issue. Great looking!

-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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Bertha

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#3 posted 10-07-2011 05:07 PM

I made a really tiny version to cover my cold air returns. How did you execute the slat grooves? I made excessively complicated jigs before I discovered an easier way;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Todd Adair

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#4 posted 10-07-2011 10:08 PM

I built this on site so I didn’t have the luxury of having any major power tools to make the job easier. It was very simple. I used a speed square to get the angle I wanted and after marking all the boards, set the depth on my circular saw and hand cut every groove. I then used a 1 inch chisel, since a 3/4 board at a 45 is almost exactly 1 inch on the square, and removed the remaining material. I did this in 2 full days. Most of the time was spent chiseling. Thanks for all the positive response.

-- Todd Adair, Suwanee, Ga.

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Bertha

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#5 posted 10-07-2011 10:09 PM

^I like Todd. He did most of it with a chisel. My kind of dude;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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