Creating privacy with plants and trees alone can be a challenge. Landscape designer Carson Arthur has a simple solution: Build your own privacy fence! It's fast (just five easy steps!) and will cost you less than $100. Here's how:
Note: Carson recommends pressure-treated wood for this project as it is cheap and durable; it should last years if you stain it.
- 1 lattice panel
- 2 four-by-four posts (for vertical support)
- 4 notched two-by-fours (centre groove for lattice to sit in)
- 2 decorative post covers
- Stakes or post anchors
- Fix the two four-by-four posts into the ground or deck. (Carson put his 7 ft. apart from one another.)
- Attach notched two-by-fours horizontally to posts. Make sure to double-check the lattice dimensions to confirm your measurements are accurate. The lattice panel should fit snugly into the grooves.
- Slide lattice into two-by-fours' grooves.
- Attach remaining notched two-by-fours on the vertical sides of the lattice.
- Place post covers on top.