How To Customize Your Outdoor Areas With Privacy Screens
To build a bamboo privacy screen, for example, you need thin wood strips, exterior wood stain, bamboo fencing, small L brackets and cup hooks. Use the wood strips to frame the bamboo. Make sure the wood is stained and dry before you start building the frame. Attach the screens to the porch with brackets and hooks.
Another idea is to use lattice panels to build privacy screens for the deck or patio. Create frames for each one, stain or paint them and glue the panels to the wood frame. Drill holes on the ends of the frames and put eyescrews in them. You can then use chains and S hooks to hang them at the desired height.
You can also add a similar screen to a deck to make it feel more welcoming and cozy. It’s also a subtle and stylish way to get some privacy from your neighbors if the houses are close together. It’s easy to install the panel if you already have a small fence of balustrade around the deck.
To put in place something a bit more solid, use wood boards. Decide on the spacing, the dimensions and the color. Measure and mark the boards, cut them to size, sand and stain them and then attach them to vertical anchor boards.
A really cheap and simple idea is to use wattle as a fencing material. The inspiration comes from England where the wattle fencing was originally woven with willow or hazel branches. You can incorporate a variety of twigs, reeds r branches to get the look you want.
In case you have some old doors sitting around waiting to be used in a creative DIY project, this is your lucky day. For this project you need four doors. It doesn’t matter if their designs differ. Connect them to create a flexible and unique privacy screen which you can use outdoors.
Similarly, you can also use shutters to build privacy screens. They can have different dimensions and colors. Mix and match them to get the structure and the design you want. Don’t be afraid to improvise and to use your creativity.
It takes a little bit of time to train vines to cover a fence or a privacy screen but it can be done and when the process is complete it all looks awesome. You can even train vines to grow on pergolas or patio roofs.
When you build a privacy screen, you can combine several functions into one design. For example, the screen can double as a vertical garden if you hang small planters. The supplies needed for the project include ground spikes, cedar posts and planks, scrap wood, fence staples, steel wire and pots and plants.
Fabric curtains are easy to install and to use and they’re highly customizable. Add them to a pergola to gain more privacy or protection from the sun.