I want to build a screen out of 5/4 x 4 ipe boards with 1/2" spacing, using some sort of hidden fasteners. All the hidden fastener systems that I was able to find so far are designed for decking, and offer the maximum spacing of 1/4"... Is it possible to use one of these systems, but set the boards wider apart?


Most of the deck brackets are installed board at a time, and the last bracket holds the next board.

The Shadoe Track however is a continuous rail, with conventional screws from below. It can be set at any spacing.

  • That's interesting, thanks! In my case this screen is on the wall, so there is no easy access from behind. I wonder, how feasible would it be to build sections of it on the ground and then attach to the wall...
    – user76
    Oct 20 '13 at 15:54

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