So here is the fence. The purple things are J hinges which make the panel removable The frame is installed flush with the 4x4 so that when I attach the planks to the frame the planks will be flush with the post fences.
Question: for attaching these horizontal planks to the fence I have two options
- use screws from outside and the screw heads will be visible (don't like this)
- use screws from inside but they have to be sized properly to make sure they do not completely penetrate the horizontal planks.
The planks will be 1x2/3/4x8 and the frame is made by 2x4 cedar so I will have 3/4"+1.5" of wood to penetrate Since the screw must stay hidden that means I will have to have something like 2" screws that will penetrate the horizontal planks for 1/2". Will this hold?
Edit: The frame was put together using brakets like the one below because the hinges were too close to the corners and long screws would have reached the bolts used to attach the hinge to the frame
And here is the hinge