How can I a DIY privacy screen to concrete porch floor?

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  • Sharon Sharon on May 03, 2017
    I built a screen off a deck on my previous home. I dug two holes on either end close to deck edge and got some scrap 12" pvc water pipe, and poured concrete into them setting a fastner on top of each piling for a 4 x 4" treated posts. I got 2 sheets of that white resin lattice 4' x 8', and a bunch of 2 x 4s, stained them same as deck. Made 2 frames of the two by fours to fit the panels into a sandwich. Screwed them together. Then screwed the sandwich to the upright 4 x 4s.

    Had to be sturdy cause we get high winds here on Oregon coast, and with the rain the resin lattice wears better than wood lattice and you can wash off the mold.

    If wood isn't a problem in your area, you could also just use wooden slats between the 2 posts and screw them on. Add a couple more upright posts and you could use stained pallet wood for the privacy part.

  • Robyn Robyn on May 03, 2017
    We have planted long decorative grasses in large pots to allow us some privacy on our patio. I've also heard lemon grass will help deter mosquitos while giving some privacy.

  • Tonia Tonia on May 04, 2017
    Make large square planters with a bench between and lattice across the back. Place them along the edge of the patio.



  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on May 07, 2017
    We used ScreenTight and ScreenEeze screw systems. because of how our rail and posts were built, we had to use one kind below the rail & the other above. They have how to videos. Takes two people, but it's doable if you're the least bit handy.

  • Jean Thompson Jean Thompson on May 07, 2017
    You can use old louver Closet door sets -- Hinged together so you can set them up or attach them to the house or use metal fence post in the ground behind them, use a good outdoor Sealer to weather proof them. or you can hang long drapes from the ceiling or roof edge on a wire or eye hooks . The wood Shutter/ louvered doors can be painted or stained..