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.
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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