Adding horizontal slats to plywood fence

Estelle Chou
3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago

My house has a side yard with a 50ft plywood fence going all the way down, it looks about 5-6 inches thick. I want to make it a bit easier on the eyes by adding horizontal slats on it, but have a few questions/concerns:

  1. will adding the slats to the existing fence cause any issues structurally? I was planning to nail gun the slats directly to the plywood, or add vertical pieces to the plywood and then nail gun the slats to those.
  2. does anyone have recommendations for more affordable wood to use? I was hoping to keep material costs low since the structural fence already exists
  3. Are there any other concerns/issues I should be thinking about?

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