So the bassets can enjoy the view Chuncey and Mandalay like to watch the comings and goings on theirstreet–discretly. In order to give the two low-slung basset houndstheir view but retain backyard privacy, their owners designed and builta special fence for them. Slatted panels in the 6-foot-high, 10-foot-wide redwood fence letthe dogs see out on an angle but screen the yard from direct view.
Themodular panels make an attractive fencing system, even for people whodon’t have dogs. Owner-builders Janie Bogner and Gary Goldstein of Vallejo,California, cut 3/4-inch-wide, 4-inch-long notches at a 40| angle in1-by-4s. They nailed the 1-by-4s to 4-by-4 posts and 2-by-4 horizontalcrosspieces, and slipped in 1-by-3 louver boards from the back side. The fence’s center two panels are mounted to the 2-by-4framework of an inwardopening gate. Photo: Peering through slats, bassets can see out. Louvered panelsrun in alternate directions Photo: Angled slats slip into notches, are toenailed in place.Molding covers notch openings