How can I make an inexpensive privacy fence/ screen?

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I planned to continue adding fencing to my yard but don't have the money right now. I need some ideas for a cheaper way to add privacy between me and my neighbor. I've considered reed fencing but I've only seen it 4' tall and not sure how well it would hold up in the wind. I've also considered arbs or something like that but the area is full shade and I really don't want to wait for something to grow tall enough. Any ideas??
q how can i make an inexpensive privacy fence screen
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  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on May 25, 2017
    I have seen some pretty awesome fences made from pallets, they are free everywhere. You could disassemble them or keep them together, stack them if you wanted it tall. Good luck!!
  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on May 25, 2017
    I feel your pain. I had a 75 foot chain link between me and neighbors and I was saving every penny to get my wood fence installed. Luckily last month I got it done! But these were a few of the ides I had in mind just in case I ended up blowing the money on my shopping addiction....lol!!!!
  • M barnard M barnard on May 25, 2017
    Do check out pallet fencing ideas, some are amazing and they are free. Check with local trucking companies to see if they might let you have some or furniture stores perhaps. You might need to stack them 2 high for six foot fence height. If you need them stained or painted, consider doing that before installing. Much easier . . .I found. There are LOTS of pallet fence ideas if you google. You will need to purchase posts and cement if you are doing this yourself. Good luck and share the final pictures!
  • Michelle Michelle on May 25, 2017
    fence panels 24.95 at Lowes, very easy to install yourself and very sturdy. Item # 320834 Model # 838175
  • Aprile Aprile on May 25, 2017
    Be careful using bamboo; it is very aggressive to the point that some townships in NJ have outlawed it. There have been many ideas on Hometalk re making creative fencing such as old windows, shutters, even old doors. Good luck
  • Marcia Marcia on May 25, 2017
    Our ave hardware sells premade rolls of game ok panels. Put in some post and fastback on the screening and voila!
  • C.B. C.B. on May 26, 2017
    There is a Home Talk entry on a fence style of wall that is made of boxes of cascading & trailing flowers that is just beautiful!
  • Happyfeet Happyfeet on May 31, 2017
    Hi! I was just thinking it might be on the cheaper side, instead of trying to block off the whole yard maybe just buy one of those tent/gazebo type things you can normally find in Walmart & I've even seen them in the drug store fairly cheap and add some drop cloth panels to it for privacy when you want it but the sides could also be tied back too. You can make it nice and cozy and hang some lights inside of it and put some chairs & a table under it & that way you can sit outside without feeling like you're being watched by the neighbors lol I'll be doing the same with my porch very soon! The drop cloths are really cheap and they can be taken down to be washed! Hope I helped!
  • Mandi Ferguson Bales Mandi Ferguson Bales on Jul 21, 2017
    You could take PVC posts on the sides & then cut wood Pallets and hang those up so you could move them when you when you want to see out a different way & space the pallet boards a ways. Like hanging it up from the top with heavy bolts.