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How can I build a privacy fence out of bamboo? Answered

I need to build an 8 foot privacy fence on a budget and have access to free bamboo. What would the easiest way be to make a privacy fence for my backyard. I was thinking of using U shaped "tracks" of 2x4 on the top and bottom and then just sliding the bamboo into them. Any reason this wouldnt work? Thanks!


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9 years ago

Bamboo lends itself to all sorts of trickery.

I have a bamboo fence just like the one you are planning. It looked great when it was built but the bamboo has not aged well. It dries out, shrinks, cracks, and turns a faded yellow with brown patches. The shrinking is the worst because outsiders can easily see through the irregularly bowed gaps.

It's inconsistency makes it hard to build with and hard to maintain.