In our back yard we have a 4' high chain link fence between us and our neighbors. We are looking for ways to cover it up as it is unsightly. There is a (currently empty) flower bed that runs along the length of the fence. We have looked online and one suggestion was to make wooden panels and hang them over the fence using U-bolts. We like this idea as we can get a fence without having to dig post holes etc. As we plan on putting plenty of plants in front of the fence, it won't be so visible and we're hoping to get away with cheap materials. Assuming that the neigbors are OK with it, my question is what type of wood to use.
I have seen these at HD: 1 in. x 8 in. x 8 ft. Whitewood Ledger Board which look like they have potential. Will these boards hold paint? How long will they last? Is it a false economy to use them?