How to Build a Herringbone Privacy Screen

Use basic home improvement store materials to add designer-grade privacy and graphic impact to an outdoor space.

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Mark Center Line

Using tape measure and pencil, make a line directly down the middle of the center 2X4. This line will be your guide for the proper placement needed to create the herringbone pattern.

Attach L-Brackets

Using drill and exterior screws, attach L-brackets to each corners of the frame for added stability.

Cut Herringbone Pieces

Using a circular saw, cut a pilot piece of the 1x6 pressure-treated pine that runs from the outside edge of the frame to the center of the middle 2X4; this should come to exactly 30 inches. Next, cut one edge off at a 22-1/2 degree angle using miter saw. After placing the cut piece onto the frame to ensure it is cut correctly, mark then cut the opposite end with miter saw at a 22-1/2 degree angle.

Repeat the same marking and cutting process for all boards on the front and back sides of the partition.

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