Julie Ortiz
Julie Ortiz
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  • Brentwood, CA

Bamboo Privacy Screen

5 Materials
$40
2 Hours
Medium

This privacy screen has been hanging for over three years and has endured rain and winds up to 40mph and still sound and secure!

Bamboo Privacy Screen











We cut, painted and screwed into post brackets a 4 x 4 header between posts to hang panel. Could also cut longer a stronger PVC pipe, or steel pipe using closet pole holders and screw into side posts....just a thought.


Bamboo is 8' and folded to make 4' privacy screen with bed sheet inside for additional privacy and secured with small zip ties. Cut bedsheet to size of folded bamboo to hang inside the privacy screen. Cut 2 PVC pipe's for top and folded bottom of bamboo screen, and secure with zip ties.


Used zip ties thru bamboo, under top PVC pipe, to hang on screw hooks screwed into header. Slide 2nd PVC pipe between bamboo at folded bottom and secure with zip tie attach to screw hooks on each post.


This privacy screen has been hanging for over two years and has endured rain and winds up to 40mph and still looks great!


Note: I use the bed sheet for additional privacy and noise reduction, but use your imagination for another possibility.







Love zip ties!











The hooks are screwed into header and zip ties to hang.







Back of screen.


Secure bottom on back side of post.


Optional closet pole holder











Optional to install between side posts for PVC or steel pipe instead of a header.

Suggested materials:

  • 8' Bamboo fencing  (Home Depot)
  • Zip ties and hooks  (Home Depot and Walmart)
  • Old flat bed sheet  (Home)
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1 question
  • Malika Ibrahim
    on Jan 17, 2019

    I dont see the bed sheet, not quite understansing how or where it fits in?

    • Julie Ortiz
      on Jan 17, 2019

      Spread bamboo on ground, cut bedsheet 1/2 size of bamboo, lay on top of bamboo and zip tie bedsheet to top of bamboo (or whatever means you can secure) and fold bamboo over bedsheet and secure bamboo together with zip ties. You don't have to use a bedsheet, but gives additional privacy, sun shade and a little noise reduction.

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3 comments
  • Julie Ortiz
    on Mar 20, 2017

    I've added further instructions above, as needing 2 PVC pipes. One for top and one for bottom. And, both must be secured to posts to hold up to wind.
  • Nicolette Spargo
    on Mar 21, 2017

    I love it! This is so unique and pretty :)
    • Julie Ortiz
      on Mar 22, 2017

      Thanks...husband didn't get around to framing for angled wooden horizontal slats and I came up with this idea that was cheaper than lumber.

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