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One Way to DIY a Horizontal Privacy Fence

On a trip to San Diego , I came across a home a block from the beach that had a beautiful tall horizontal fence . It’s beauty captured my attention and I knew I wanted to replicate something similar for my home . I went to The Home Depot and purchased 2×4’s and started the process .The original fence we had had large gaps and I could see neighbors walk by as I was in my yard. I wanted to make a nice seating area where we could enjoy some family time and have it be as private as court be. Let me show you what I did to a corner of my yard.”♥️

one way to diy a horizontal privacy fence

Step 1: Cut your boards

The very first thing I did was cut each of my 2×4’s ( Douglas For) into 4 equal parts .



Step 2: Sand the boards

It must have taken me a few days to sand each individual board , but sanding is important . Some boards have really rough edges and if you want your stain or paint to go on easily and have a great finish to it , you sand your heart out 😂. I think I ended up sanding about 198 pieces of wood.



I figured that I was going to need to make 6 panels to the areas in my yard I wanted to cover. Each panel would consist of 33 boards and the separation between each board would be 0.25 inches.

Step 3: Stain the boards

I would say that I almost got to the point of despising staining . 198 boards. All 6 sides of each board had to be stained so that I can be satisfied with the finish. Sometimes you have to take some time off from a project because some parts are draining , but I pushed through!

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