Would like to build some kind of a screen to hide the propane tank

by Shelby
Need some ideas for building an outdoor screen to hide a propane tank on my deck.
This is also a view of the propane tank next to my fountain with a piece of ply wood just sitting there
This is another view of the propane tank next to my phone
This is the area I would like to build the screen the piece of plywood is just sitting there
  14 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 05, 2016
    You can get a piece of lattice or privacy sections of white plastic fences are available.
  • William William on Jul 05, 2016
    I would build a three side lattice pedestal a little taller than the tank to cover it. Place a board on top of the tower, place a plant on top of the board.
  • Kapiteinterzee Kapiteinterzee on Jul 05, 2016
    Use white picket fence boards (3” or 4” wide) cut a few inches over the tank top to hide it. Make the structure a “U” shape that can be removed when refilling or moving the tank. Install four straps screwed to the wall at each end (two, one top and bottom) to hold the tank and structure from moving should a gust of air present itself.
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Jul 05, 2016
    I would build something 3 sided or U shaped, whether it is lattice or wood, paint it and place a plant on top.
  • Barbara.warner Barbara.warner on Jul 06, 2016
    vinyl window shutters come in various heights...but two or three of them, hinge them together and set in front of the tank. you could put a lid on and use it for a fern stand which goes well with the fountain decor and they will never need painting unless you want to change the color.
  • Shelby Shelby on Jul 06, 2016
    Thank you all those are wonderful ideas I can't wait to share when I get it all figured out I like to recycle when I do a project so I'm looking for any of the stuff you have given ideas for
  • Shelby Shelby on Jul 06, 2016
    The fountain you see something I got that someone was throwing away I decided to re-do it adding a pool pump and making a dog watering system wit The fountain you see something I got that someone was throwing away I decided to re-do it adding a pool pump and making a dog watering system with filtered water I change the filters once a week
  • Joanne Joanne on Jul 06, 2016
    We had the same problem except our propane tank is lying on the ground adjacent to our deck. I recommend that you get some half-circle planters and plant something like honeysuckle in them; you will need a small trellis for the plants to grow up, but it will hide the tank and you can simply shift the half-circle planters when you need to refill it.
  • Wjo5975375 Wjo5975375 on Jul 06, 2016
    Looks like you have a nautical theme going on there. Buy enough railing to go around the tank and use rope to tie them together. The wood will get weathered and go perfect with the fountain.
  • Tanya ragnone Tanya ragnone on Jul 06, 2016
    Build a lattice box. Cut 3 sections and trim around the corners with 1x2's. Medium length drywall screws will be perfect. You can then stain or paint it to match your theme... :)
  • John Mood John Mood on Jul 07, 2016
    I agree with Tanya ragnone. Lattice will allow ventilation in case of accidental leaks of gas, and hide it as well.
    • Shelby Shelby on Jul 13, 2016
      I went with bamboo fencing which also allows for ventilation and goes along with my oasis been next to my fountain I created as a filter system for my Saint Bernards to drink out of
  • John Mood John Mood on Jul 07, 2016
    I'd also recommend setting the tank on top of about 4" of paving stone to keep it from staying wet against the ground and causing rust to the tank.
  • Shelby Shelby on Jul 07, 2016
    Look so far all things we had around the house now how to finish
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  • Martha Earles Martha Earles on Jul 08, 2016
    can the tank be moved to does is itbeing used all the time if it can be moved can it be moved ? if it can be move it someplace else out of sight and if not build a low lattice fence around it ,then plant a vine like a Jasmine to cover it
    • Shelby Shelby on Jul 13, 2016
      So far we did a U-shaped folding box created a top so that it hides the tank we got recycled old bamboo fencing to cover the box my husband built now we need to cut the bamboo down so that we can create a more aesthetically pleasing the top using the left Over bamboo fencing so far it's looking amazing
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