The bin area can be the one spot in the yard everyone wants to stay clear of, but installing a screen can be the perfect solution for keeping the waste bins concealed.
This screen consists of a stationary panel, which is secured to the pergola and pavers, and a sliding panel. The sliding panel is attached to the pergola using a barn door kit, which is available from specialist suppliers or online.
The frames for the two panels are made from hard-wearing meranti, and clad with recycled tallowwood, milled from old railway sleepers.
Make the barn doors - cut the housings
Cut the two frames and cladding with a sliding compound mitresaw.
Mark housings for half-lap joints and cut shoulders using a circular saw set to 9mm deep.
Make relief cuts and chisel out the waste, smoothing the cheeks.
Assemble the frames
Test-fit the frames, apply adhesive, then drill and countersink pilot holes, temporarily securing the rails, stiles and braces with 8g x 16mm screws.
TIP: Measure the diagonals to ensure the frames are square.
Secure the cladding
Arrange the cladding on the frames from the top down.
Secure the first board, drilling and countersinking clearance holes and securing with screws.
Butt subsequent boards against the previous and secure.