Need to Hide Your AC? Try Building a Fence Around Your AC Unit
We are pretty excited to bring you our latest build. In our backyard, we have an old ugly AC unit. It’s an eye sore like most people’s outside AC units!
So we decided to hide it by building a fence around the AC unit. Here's how we did it:
Here’s what we had to work with... a pitiful bush and a hunk of metal on a small concrete slab.
How close can a fence be to an AC unit?
With a little research, we realized we would need certain spacing in order to not suffocate the unit and leave room for breathability.
We surmised that we needed 54 inches total of an air gap.
1. Plan the design
We went to the drawing board and came up with this simple design.
2. Build the fence with 2x4s
We started with four 2x4 posts evenly spaced around the unit.
Then we ran 2x4 on the top and bottom to connect the posts.
3. Screw in 1x2 slats
Lastly, we screwed in the 1x2 slats. We wanted to use slats to aid in the breathability of the unit.
It may look tight but we left enough room! 💪😁
Tips: We chose not to cement the posts in case of maintenance or replacement of the unit. Of course, we used pressure-treated wood.
Building a fence around an AC unit
Just how we planned it! Hope y’all enjoyed this DIY and got some ideas. ✌️ Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.