deck privacy wall- hand rail

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Project by mtnwild posted 09-29-2008 05:23 AM 18500 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed and built with cedar (five quarter stock). Wanted to add a little privacy to my deck. Had a great big tree there for years then had to cut it down. Opened it all up. Broke a few brain cells coming up with this but I think it turned out well. Had to add two feet to the deck to straighten it out, it was bent around the tree before. I’m glad it turned out so well, thought it might be too busy, or not really flow. I prepainted the smaller pieces before I cut. I used three colors, dark for the posts and cross two x fours, a middle for the frames around the centers, and lightest for the designs.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#1 posted 09-29-2008 06:37 AM

oooooh….i like this!!!!!!! I built a deck and want to do something similar behind…and this gives me great ideas….....THanks for posting…

AND WELCOME TO LJ’s….great place!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 09-29-2008 01:58 PM

These look very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 10-22-2008 06:12 PM

Over three hundred looks and two comments. Thought it was nicer than that. Put a lot of myself into that project, Oh well, I’m still proud of it.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-29-2008 07:29 AM

Your privacy wall has a nice asian flair to it. Definitely much nicer than store bought lattice work! It’s not quite Chinese, or Japanese, reminds me of some place like Singapore, very tropical. What type of woods did you use?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 11-29-2008 07:54 AM

Nice look. Lots of details plus an openness to it. Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 06:30 PM

I have looked at this literally dozens of times, and finally this morning I realized that all 5 panels were unique. They really do compliment each other well, wonderful work. This is one of a handful of projects that my wife has added to our “MUST DO” list.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#7 posted 03-30-2009 08:09 AM

I’ll be adding a deck to my old house later this summer and will also need a a smaller screen, perhaps. This is certainly a beautiful work and inspires me to do something similar, only with a little scandinavian influence over the asian feel that yours boasts. Thanks for showing it, Jack!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 07:46 AM

My first stumble across this – it’s really great! I’d love to hear more about the construction approach – and to hear something about the dog in Picture #4 and the fellow in picture #5.

I’m hoping to someday build a meditation “room” for my wife in the backyard, and your design will be a giant inspiration.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#9 posted 09-07-2009 03:23 AM

great job very cool

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