Lattice Top Privacy Screen
This Lattice Top Privacy Screen Design comes from Popular Mechanics and is an attractive addition to your yard. These privacy fence plans have a fence materials list, 4 step by step directions with pictures discussing the prep work, the lattice assembly, post building and assembly. The privacy fence gate design is quite attractive. The most important page is probably the last page #136 which has a detailed drawing of the fencing with the gate details.
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Build a Custom Privacy Fence
Family Handyman has this good article about How to Construct a Custom Fence and Gate. This fencing looks good on both sides so it is a good neighbor fence. This article discusses How to Install a Privacy Fence. They have a tools and materials list, and 9 step by step instuctions with pictures (look for the next photo button at bottom of each photo ). There are also two nice design illustrations. One illustration has the fence assembly details and another the gate assembly details. This privacy fencing is 6 feet high. The materials list link is at the bottom of their page.
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Deck Privacy Screen
This Deck Privacy Fence Design is from The Family Handyman. It allows you to convert a deck railing into a privacy screen. They have 6 steps of instructions with over 12 detailed photos of building this privacy screen. (Look for the next photo button under most photos ). There is a good Deck Privacy Fence illustration and a fence cutting list at the bottom of their page under additional information.
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Privacy Fence Window
I think a Privacy Fence Window is a neat idea. This 2 page PDF from Universal Forest Products shows you how to contruct a window in your privacy fencing. They discuss Cutting and Assembling the Window Frame, Choosing Where to Put your Fence Window, Cutting the Window Opening in Your Fence, Installing the Fence Window and more. They have materials and tools lists. Also there is a good illustration.
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Building an Alternate Board Privacy Fence
Here is a nice Fence Building Project from Home Depot Canada. They discuss Building an Alternative Board Fence which can be used as a privacy fence. They have a materials list to the right side of the page and 9 building steps with instructions and pictures. You might want to look at their Installing Fence Posts article before you start building the fence. See the second link below.
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Building a Privacy Fence
Rona Canada has a brief construction plan that discusses building a cedar privacy fence with fixed shutters for the top half. These shutters give you some privacy and can allow some wind and sun to get through. This free privacy fence plan has a list of tools, a list of materials, a couple of pictures and some good illustrations. They have 11 steps of written instructions also. This fencing plan is of intermediate difficulty. Make sure you see the PDF it is the second link below.
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Guide to Fence Design
This Fence Design Guide comes from the California Redwood Association. This is a 17 page PDF that covers Designing your Fence, Building your Fence, Building and Hanging a Gate and has lots of great color pictures of fence designs. With many of the fences they have a basic building diagram. They discuss over 17 fence designs including a Dog Eared Security Fence, a 7 foot Privacy Fence, a Pool Side Privacy Screen, a Louvered Privacy Screen, a 6 foot Grapestake Privacy Fence, a Classic 6 foot Basketweave Fence, a Privacy Fence for a Spa, a Solid Wall Fence and 9 more fencing designs.
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Privacy Screen Plan
This Cedar Privacy Screen comes from the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. This Free 7 ft Privacy Fence Plan is found on page 20 of their 33 page brochure titled "Real Cedar Projects for Around Your Home". They have a cut list, a materials list, and a recommended tools list. This plan has 11 steps of instructions with over 14 detailed illustrations. Each panel of this privacy screen is slightly over 12 feet long and a little over 7 feet high. This PDF file is large and takes awhile to load.
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Build a Privacy Fence
This Decorative Privacy Fence Design from Popular Mechanics is titled Privacy Fence you can Build in a Weekend or Two and it discusses How to Build a Privacy Fence. They have lots of photos, building directions, and some good illustrations. This fencing is made with 4x4 posts, 2x4 rails and 1x6 lumber for the louvers. They also discuss building a gate in your fence and how to set your fence posts. Overall a very good article on privacy fence building.
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Wooden Privacy Fence Designs
Popular Science has 4 Privacy Fence Designs that you can build. These plans are mainly ideas with some pictures and basic illustrations. Privacy Fence #1 is a japanese style fence with a roof top segment, fence design #2 has an arbor to give you some shade as well as privacy, fence plan #3 has planter boxes to anchor the fence and privacy fence design #4 is a reed fence that gives you some privacy but allows some wind to circulate through the fence. There are no material lists for these free fence plans and fairly limited directions.
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How to Build a Dog Ear Privacy Fence Video
This is a great video and well worth 5 minutes of your time. In this Build a Dog Ear Shadowbox Fence Video Ed DelGrande from the DIY Network shows you Step by Step How to Build a Privacy Fence.The video lasts about 5 minutes and discusses setting the posts, putting up the rails, and installing the pickets (which Ed says are cheaper than using panels ), also pickets allow you to follow the contour of your yard by adjusting each picket up or down. Ed explains things well and imparts a lot of knowledge in this short do it yourself privacy fence video. Ed also mentions that when doing a Privacy Fence Installation make sure you check your property line, check your local building department to see if this fencing requires building permits, also find out information about fence height and setback. Finally make sure you check for utility lines before digging your post holes.
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Easy to Build Privacy Fence Designs
Popular Mechanics has another good article about 8 Easy to Build Fence Designs. There are 5 high fence designs that could be used as privacy fencing and 3 low fence plans that are fairly open. There are some diagrams of these fence plans and several good pictures. There is no fencing material list with this article.
Planter Fences and Pergolas
This article from Popular Science discusses building a privacy fence with planters in it and building privacy fencing with a pergola on the top. There is no materials list but there are some good illustrations to give you the main idea.
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Outdoor Privacy Screens
LSU Ag Center has a PDF with 4 Privacy Screen Designs. These include a Basketweave Fence, a Louvered Fence, a Board and Board Fence and a Grapestick Fence. These plans are fairly basic and have good illustrations. However there are no written instructions, no fence material list and you will have to ad lib a bit. They do include a few good illustrations of fence post setting with gravel, concrete or tamped earth.
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Privacy Fence with Style
Popular Science has this article about a Privacy Fence with Style. This plan can be used as a pool privacy fence. This one page article has a good photo, an illustration and some brief instructions.
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This Louvre Fencing Project from Home Depot explains how to create a louvered fence. They go through 3 steps including building the fence structure, fastening the fencing spacers, and putting in the louver boards. There are 7 descriptive photos of the fence building process. There is no materials list and no measurements. However an intermediate wookworker should be able to follow their directions.
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DIY Privacy Fence
This one page Privacy Fence Plan comes from Arch Chemicals and has a good illustration of what privacy fencing looks like, a design illustration with measurements, a materials list and a hardware tools list. Also check out the second link called Setting Posts & Gates for some good ideas about putting up your privacy fence posts and gates.
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Basic Privacy Fence
I like this Basic Privacy Fence from Corner Hardware. They have some nice illustations on building a basic privacy fence and a privacy fence with a lattice work at the top. They discuss laying out the fencing, digging the post holes, setting the posts, and walk you through building the fence. There is a constuction materials list, and a tools and supplies list.
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Solid Board Fence Plan
This Solid Board Wooden Fence Plan is a one page PDF from Arch Chemicals. They have illustrations for building a Solid Board Fence and a Classic Picket Fence. The Solid Board Wooden Fence would work well as a wooden privacy fence. This is a free simple fence plan with just an illustration with measurements and a short lumber list.
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Wood Fencing Designs
These Fencing Designs Plans comes from the North Dakota State University and includes a privacy screen design, a basket weave fence design, an alternative board fence design, a louvered fence design and serveral more fence designs. They also have several gate designs. These are illustrations only and there are no written directions with these wood fencing styles.
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8 Ft Privacy Fence with Louvered Top
This is an Attractive Louvered Top Privacy Fence from Flex Fence. This tall privacy fence plan has a good diagram, a building materials list, a tools required list and some tips.
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Fully Louvered Privacy Fence
Here is another Louvered Privacy Fence Plan from Flex Fence. This one is fully louvered with louvers on the top section and bottom section. There is a materials listing, a tools required listing and some tips.
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Solid Dog Ear Privacy Design
This Solid Dog Ear Wood Fence Plan comes from the Hoover Fence Company. What I like about this Dog Ear Fence Plan is the detailed pictures. They have over 50 photos of this fence. Look for the "Click here for more photos" button below the fence pictures in the middle. For the actual 6 Ft High Dog Ear Fence Plan see the second link below. The illustration gives the measurements, and post spacing.
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6 Foot Shadowbox Privacy Screen
This 6 Foot Privacy Fence is a Shadowbox Style Fence and comes from the Hoover Fence Company. This Cedar Fence Plan does not have any building directions but has a good illustration plan with measurements including a top fence view, a front fence view and a rear fence view. You will need to create your own materials list from these illustrations. Also there are 5 good photos of the fence. See the second link below for the shadow box fence plans.
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Wattle Privacy Screen
This Wattle Fence from the Enviornmental Protection Agency has a couple of diagrams showing you two wattle fence designs. These are natural privacy fences built out of natural materials. One Wattle Fence is verticle and one Wattle Fence is horizontal. They say that green wood is best for weaving this fencing. This is a very inexpensive privacy fence to build.
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Redwood Privacy Fence Designs
This 4 page PDF Brochure from the California Redwood Lumber Association has some gorgeous Redwood Fence Designs. There are no fence plans in this brochure but they can give you some good Redwood Fence ideas.
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