I would like to make one. When I had my A/C replaced, I certainly
didn't expect it to be noisier than the old one. I worry that it might
be bothering my neighbors. Ditto my pool filter, it's on the same
side. So I would like to put a wood screen to try to dull the noise
Probably bothers me more than them.
On tv, you just go to Lowe's or Home Depot and grab an attractive
wood screen and put it up, presto changeo. In real life, I've looked
and looked and I never see them in the store. Ideally I'd like to just
buy a nice looking screen panel maybe 3' high.
So, I guess I have to make my own. I got a book to see how this
would be constructed. Here's the thing, and my question. finally.
I don't have much in the way of wood working tools. In the past
when I wanted to make something, say a raised flower bed or a
shelf, I would go buy 2Xwhatevers and ask them to cut one or two
in half, or to a length.
Question, how far can you go with this? Can I go to the lumber yard
and say I need 10 boards cut to 36 inch lengths, 20 other boards cut
the same way, whatever? Or are they going to say, lady, we're not
a hobby shop. Cut your own wood. (laugh) What's the deal?