Bamboo Shade/Privacy/Noise Reduction Screen


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 noise reduction panel, Bamboo Privacy Panel
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.

Lay out bamboo fencing and place bed sheet on top to cut bed sheet width of bamboo and to center of bamboo fencing. Cut 2 PVC pipe's for top and bottom the width of the bamboo and lay across the center of bamboo fencing on top edge of bed sheet. Fold remainder bamboo fencing over bed sheet.

Zip tie center and on each end (do not completely tighten) thru bamboo and end of bed sheet around PVC pipe to secure folded area to create solid rod to hang. Add zip ties thru each zip tie used to hold rod in place, to create a loop for hanging on hooks and securing bottom to posts.

Screw hooks into header aligned with zip tie loops on bamboo fencing and hang. Slide 2nd PVC pipe between bamboo at bottom and secure with zip tie and hook.

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.










bamboo privacy noise reduction panel, Love zip ties
Love zip ties!










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










bamboo privacy noise reduction panel, Back of panel
Back of screen.


bamboo privacy noise reduction panel, Secure bottom on back side of post
Secure bottom on back side of post.


bamboo privacy noise reduction panel, Optional closet pole holder
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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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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