If you love the outdoors and want to give yourself a creative project, why not combine those two passions? Creating a privacy screen for your garden is something that most homeowners will eventually consider doing, and the fact that you can custom create your screen is reason enough to think about making it truly your own. Here is how you can create a metal tile privacy screen:
Easy to build and install and able to be customized to virtually any size and any space, this is a DIY project worth thinking about – and using metal ceiling tiles makes it even more interesting. Here’s a look at the basics.
- Start by measuring your space. You’ll want to know width and height so you can create a divider that works for your garden. Once you have the measurements, order the materials. Give yourself at least 5% overage on the metal tiles since you’ll end up with some scraps and some pieces that just won’t work after being cut.
- Cedar is the go-to option for screen framing. Start by building your frame from your cedar lumber. For permanent screens, set posts into the ground using deep holes and then attach horizontal or vertical slats to tie the structure together.
- Next, attach the metal panels. These can be easily glued to the wall, but since a screen has open spaces you’ll want to apply the adhesive only to the wood, not to the backs of the tiles. Then, press the tiles to the wood and allow to set.
- Remember that you can install numerous designs or patterns into the metal privacy screen. Get creative with the process and make it your own.
Not only can designing and building your own metal tile privacy screen help you feel creative and show off your skills, but it can also save you money in the long run. No matter what your design idea may be, it’s well worth thinking about if you want to create something incredible for your garden or outdoor space.