I have a chain link gate that I'm looking to put some wood fence panels over and increase our backyard privacy. I'm looking to use cedar fence planks, and just screw them onto metal frame of the fence at the top and bottom.
Here are some shots of the gate, the dimensions of each gate panel are 69W x 79H.
I think that weight is a factor here, I don't want to load up too much wood onto the gate or it will put more strain on the hinges and the connecting chain link fence. I'm thinking I will use 1/2 inch thick cedar planks, or some thickness around there. Going to put planks just on the inward facing side of the fence as well, as opposed to putting it on both sides.
Does anyone have recommendations or advice as far as whether I might run into issues with this plan? I think any sag could be corrected by some turn buckles (there are a couple of turn buckles already attached to each fence post, as seen in pictures above). The weight of the wood doesn't seem like it should cause too much issue, but I'm really not sure if I should do more to reinforce the fence or gate.