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Privacy screen is also a picture screen.

Reading between the lines creates the designs for the privacy screen and potting shed door on Carol and Tom Jones' deck in Beaverton, Oregon. Both screen and door were crafted with lengths of vertical 1-by-1s; these were separated by 1-by-1 spacers cut to form decorative shapes. It's the combined effect of the spacers that creates graceful scenes in which the vertical slats function as a backdrop to the pattern.

To make the heron, reed, and moon images for the screen, craftsman Anthony Douglas of Lake Oswego used a full-size pattern, working from one end to the other. He attached each precut spacer to the adjacent vertical slat with galvanized 1 1/4-inch (3d) nails.

To keep the slats uniformly separated, Douglas also added small spacers at the top and the bottom of the screen. The slats were then glued and nailed between layers of 1 -by-6 tongue-and-groove siding cut to create an oval frame.

The 79- by 1 36-inch screen fits into a simple 4-by-4 framework that rises from the new deck. Lengths of ripped lumber, nailed into the 4-by-4s on each side of the screen, hold it in place.

The potting shed door, at left, also features a heron motif. The deck and screens were stained to match the house.
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