Building a wood lattice fences..

How to build a wood fence with lattices.

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Building a wood fence with wood lattices.

 

Lattice fences, with its thin crisscrossed wood slats has been around for many years. It’s lightweight, multifunctional, and play of light and shadow over its surface is irresistible to the eye. Vines and climbing plants consider it home and its open surface lets in light and smooth out the wind. Prefabricated 4+8 wood lattices or vinyl lattices panels with diagonal grids are available at building supply outlets. Wood lattice comes in several thicknesses. Use a wood lattice that’s at least ¾ inch thick. The thicker pieces resist warping and cracking, reducing future maintenance. Wood lattice goes up easier and looks best inset in the frame.

 

Designing with wood lattices.

 

 If you haven’t looked closely you may not have noticed that all wood lattice work is not created equal. Not only is wood lattice manufactured from a variety of materials, the materials have various textures and the wood lattice opening themselves vary in size depending on their intended use.

The toughest wood lattice is made with cedar 1+2s ¾ inch thick, 1 ½ wide. Technically this stock is neither lath nor strips. It lasts forever, will hold heavy vines without sagging and should be used in large wood lattice screens, trellises, and arbors. Standard wood lattice comes in thicknesses from ½ inch to 1 inch at the intersections of the boards. Garden wood lattice spacing is 2 5/8 inches wide. If you want a privacy screen, get wood lattice with spacing from ¾ to 1 ¾ inches wide.

 

 

 

 

             How to use wood lattice fences

 

·         Defining space: Excellent, makes a neighbor friendly attractive boundary maker.

·         Security: Minimal, wood lattice is easily broken.

·         Privacy: Good, the fence pattern, not the view behind it, holds the eye.

·         Creating comfort zones: Good, softens winds and filters sunlight.

 

 

 

 

How to build a wood lattice fence.

 

1.      Lay out your fence line for 6 to 8 feet bays, dig the holes, and set and  cut the posts. Install a flat rail, adding rails to separate one panel from another. Mark the position of the rails on the posts, measuring from the top of the post down and toenail the rails in place.

 

2.      Add the thickness of the wood lattice and the inside and outside stops, then subtract the result from the width of the rails. Divide this result by 2. This is the amount of reveal, the space between the edge of the rail and the edge of the stop. Mark the posts and rails at this width, cut the rail stock to fit the frame and fasten it to the rails and posts with finishing nails. Cut and miter the stops pre-drill them and push the nails into the holes. This will make it easier to keep the stops lined up as you fasten them.

 

3.      To fasten any wood latice panel material, including wood lattice, tongue and groove stock, or plywood, cut the material to fit the opening of the frame and toenail it to the rails, not the stops. Set the bottom panel material in the frame first, then the top.

 

4.      Cut the wood lattice panel for the top section to fit the frame and secure it to the rails  and posts with finishing nails. Cut the other set of 1+ stops and miter them if you have not done so already. Fasten them snug against the wood lattice panel.

 

 

 

 

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