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Old 06-22-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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i live in a apartment complex, top floor, balconeys are only about 15 feet apart....the way the balconeys are built the protective railing has big spaces between each rail so they are basically see through, me and my girlfriend want it to be more private

i thought about just getting some plywood and setting it against each of the 3 sides of the balconey....its a small balconey

any suggestions? by the way i dont want plants or nothin like that, i want it completely private...its too small to put alot of stuff out there

so plywood or what?

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There is white PVC/plastic (?) lattice that you could put up
There are 2 types - one has much smaller openings for more privacy. Plywood would wall apart fairly quickly

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How about a blue tarp. Cut it to height, weave it between the balusters put in some eyelets and tie it off.
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fall apart?

im not talking about the really thin and weak plywood, i mean buy 2 pieces of decent plywood

and ill probably use zip ties to secure them so i dont have to put any holes in the wood on the balconey, they might not like it
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for just a 'sometimes' moment, maybe just buy a nice floor to 7' folding screen?
you can put it away when not needed, and not tick off the neighborhood council or whoever... and your next door neighbors will be less likely to be offended by 'permanent' plywood too....

tons of styles to choose from too! (i like this one)

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Yeah - Apartment, better make sure it looks good or a neighbor will complain
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lol the plywood isnt going any higher then the railing of the balconey......its not like im building a room with 8 foot tall plywood out there LOL that would look funny as hell
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can you post a pic? i'm confused, as usual....

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Most people don't think plywood is good looking

Mouse- they want to do it on the balcony

oops - I think you already figured that out
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you mean... *GASP* ....S_E_X ???? lol
kinda figured that, scubadoo, but i still don't follow the configuration of the balcony.
is it solid to waist high, then rails?
pics would just help me think.... either that or a brain transplant.

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fall apart?

im not talking about the really thin and weak plywood, i mean buy 2 pieces of decent plywood

and ill probably use zip ties to secure them so i dont have to put any holes in the wood on the balconey, they might not like it
Plywood is not made to be exposed to the elements
It will delaminate & fall apart
Unless you buy Marine grade plywood which is very expensive
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Yep. Plywood wood work and you could paint it one color on the outside. Then custom paint, faux, get all your freinds to sign it, do drawings or graffiti on your side of the balcony.
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no the balconey railing isnt solid at all, just spread apart way too far

i am an ex graffiti artist by the way, theres nothin wrong with graffiti

and i dont care what people think about it i live in the ghetto anyway $320 a month
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