Building louvered fences..

Installing louvered fences.

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A louvered fence imparts a lot of textural interest to any landscape. What’s more, it will increase privacy without restricting summer breezes, filter the sunlight through a garden bed planted in its shadow, and add security to a pool or patio.

Louvers fences splash light and shadow across the surface of a fence line. They produce partial privacy by limiting the outside view to only a portion of the yard at a time. But depending on their angle that privacy can disappear if the viewer is moving at even a slow rate of speed past the louvered fence for example, traveling in a car past a front yard louvered fence.

Louvered fences should be built with kiln dried lumber to minimize warping and with a kickboard so the weight of the louvered fences won’t sag the rails. You can set 1+6 louvers on a 2 +4 frame or rip 1+6s to fit. You can also use 1+4s on 2+4 frame or 1+6s on 2+6 frame, centering the louvers inside the edges of the rails. The 1 15/16 inch spacer will allow an even number of louvers to fit inside a 6-7-8 foot frame. The 2 3/8 inch spacers will not quite fill a bay evenly and will leave a gap at both ends, but you can fill the gap with thin stock.

 

 

 

 

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A feather board fence is a closed louvered fence. The closed surface gives you maximum privacy with attractive shadows where the boards overlap. Build a flat rail frame and fasten a set of 1+1 stops to the rails. Toenail the infill 1+4s or 1+6s to the rails and when all the infill is mounted fasten 1+1 stops on the other side.

 

                How to use louvered fences

 

·         Defining space: Excellent, they make friendly fence boundary markers.

·         Security: Very good study and hard to climb from either side.

·         Privacy: Moderate some visibility is possible from outside.

·         Creating comfort zones: Good louvers redirect winds and filter sunlight.

·         Feather board does not make a good windscreen, the wind will vault it.

 

 

 

 

How to build a louvered fences

 

1.      Lay out your fence line with 6 to 8 foot bays, dig the holes, and set the posts. Build a flat rail frame and cut the louvers to fit between the rails. If you’re using 1+6 louvers, set them at 45 degrees with a combination square, centering it on the rail. If you’re using 1+6 louvers, position the first louver with one corner against the post and the opposite lined up with the edge of the rail. Toenail the louver to the bottom  rail, plumb it, and attach it with screws driven through the top rail.

 

2.      Cut and install spacers, fastening them to the top and bottom rail. As an alternative, you can tack a spacer to the top rails, install the louver and remove and reuse the spacer.

 

3.      Continue installing alternate louvers and spacers until you fill the bay. Top off the fence with a 2+6 or 2+8 cap rail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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