How I added a simple privacy screen to my decking
I love nothing more than sitting out on the decking on a nice sunny day,book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other but as much as I like my neighbours I also value my privacy.
After spending the summer giving my old decking a new lease of life with Ronseal decking paint and as always finding myself yet more work, I thought why not add a little privacy to one side with a screen?
Adding a privacy screen
The screen project took me a few days but the most time I spent was on painting the frame and trellis work. I managed to put the frame up by myself and it really didn’t take that long.
This is how i did it.
To my existing decking I first added a simple frame (which is pictured below) by screwing 3 vertical post to the original 3 decking post.
Then I screwed in the 4 batten braces to stop the frame from wobbling. Finally I screwed in the short roof boards.
I then added a long length of White balcony screening across the length of the new frame which I held in place by tying string threw the eyelets and attaching to the wooden frame (see below).
Just to make the frame a little more pleasing to the eye I added two wooden trellises,one to either end of the frame. 6ft x 2 ft each
Simple decking screen finished
Lastly I secured the panels in place with metal L-shaped brackets and I am sure that you will agree it is a very simple yet effective privacy screen, which ties in well with my existing decking. I know there are better screens out there but I am not a carpenter and this was a one woman job. Simple but effective, deck privacy screen.