How To Build Horizontal Privacy Wood Fencing With Wind Gaps

How To Build Horizontal Privacy Wood Fencing With Wind Gaps

here's another privacy fence that you can build and this is the third one in the series and if those of you who recently I loaded up a video that I had on another channel already and I had to pull it off for those of you who are wondering what and the heck just happened to this link for today and I will put a link at the top here somewhere to the other channel for those of you who are not familiar with it it's another channel that I use to answer a lot of my questions and put videos on there that I think might be helpful to others but might not rank very high on the search engines and of course that's what this stuff is all about is getting the search engine rankings so check out the other channel and let's go ahead and get started on this video here this one here will have horizontal one by six and they are going to be ten footers you can make these a little farther apart these posts are five foot on center and I would imagine six foot on center would be pushing it for something like this five foot on center with ten foot boards should work okay and if you're looking for something a little stronger maybe four foot on Center will work also and just get your boards you know get the one by six according to the length you know if you put these four foot apart you don't need to get four footers you can get eight footers twelve footers sixteen foot or something like that same thing here if you go ten foot you could use ten footers or you can use 16 footers and cut a foot off of them if you don't want as many breaks so keep that in mind when you are building a fence like this just go ahead and it has a two by six cap on it and of course one at the bottom and of course this kind of when to give you an idea you will be able to see this won't be a total privacy fence you'll be able to stand next to it and look into your neighbor's yard you just won't be able to look very far into their yard so it does provide you with some privacy and of course it would be the same for your neighbor on the other side now the one thing I know a lot of people like about a fence like this is that the wind will kind of go through it a little easier than if you create a solid fence creating less resistance and if this is just a solid fence and you get a nice strong wind going at a steady pace it's gonna put a lot of pressure on the fence that is solid or more or less with small gaps this thing right here has larger gaps the air is going to go through it a little easier let's go ahead and take a look at the measurements so we are going to use 1 by 6 you can use 1 by 8 you'll just need to adjust the measurements and of course you can make these gaps smaller or longer depending on how much privacy you want so let's go ahead and start half of the 1 by 6 is 2 and 3/4 and I just kind of drew a center line here and you don't have to draw this you can just kind of use these measurements if you're building the same fence now it's going to have a two and three-quarter inch gap on this side and on this side and of course you can always cut a board to fill this one in here I didn't cut one but there will be one in another example to show you that but if we go 1/2 of 2 and 3/4 and this is kind of where the center line I'm using the center line off of this board and then going to the other side going to the gap and then creating a center line that would be used to position this board here and I put all the measurements in here 2 and 3/4 4 and and 8 2 and 3/4 foreign and 8 would go from here to here 2 and 3/4 from here to here 4 and and 8 from here to here and again you can do the math on this and see where we're see where we're at on it four and 1/8 four and a quarter I believe four and a quarter actually works out 2 and 3/4 I'll leave it this stuff is pretty accurate here 2 and 3/4 is just half of this here and of course this would be the same boards 1 by 6 2 and 3/4 gap 1 by 6 2 & 2 and 3/4 gap 1 by 6 working your way down and I recommend starting from at the top because it gives you a nice clean cut but you could always start wherever you want if you're looking for a different position or some type of a different look also here's another example I went ahead and made the gap an inch wider give you an idea what it would look like and of course I got rid of the 2 by 6 and put a 2 by 4 at the top and you can see here looking at this flat on or straight on you are going to see through the fence but if you stand up closer you will be able to see through the fence you give you a little more view of your neighbor's property and they'll have a little more view of your so again if you want looking for more privacy you like this fence put this a little closer together to get more privacy and it wouldn't be a bad idea if you really don't know what its gonna look like put together one panel you know put together a panel get your post put the panel together at the spacing you think it's going to be and then see what it looks like and of course you're gonna want to use screws to remove the fencing and then reposition them there's a lot of work but a lot of people it's hard to tell you can tell by looking at this you're gonna have privacy at a certain angle looking that straight on but if you want more privacy this might not be the fence for you so again this has a 2×4 at the top you could always eliminate the 2×4 and have the 1 by 4 start with the top of the fence post also here are the measurements for this we have our five and a half inch fencing boards three and three-quarter inch gaps three and three-quarter inch gaps on each side and then of course the filler piece at the top I think this was about an inch and 1/8 see if I have it in there I do an inch and three eighths for the top piece for this particular one and you know if something like this you could always make this an inch and a half if you were going to use this a two-by-four make it the same width so it looks nice it's gonna be hard for someone to hey wait a minute you're off a 1/8 of an inch there to see something like that so anyway that is it for this video hope it helps and if it does don't forget to hit the old thumbs up button you

6 Replies to “How To Build Horizontal Privacy Wood Fencing With Wind Gaps”

  1. could you show a longer fence. my yard is 80 feet wide and one side is about 2 feet higher than the other. what would it look like on a gradual slope? Could you have the top of the fence follow the ground or should it have steps down at every post?

  2. Thanks for this video. I am looking forward to more privacy fence videos from you. A design that would be more cost effective and easier to make would be ideal.

  3. Why don’t you actually physically build the fence instead of showing it on a computer. It’s all nice and engineered on paper until it’s actually built in real life

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