How to Make a Wood Lattice

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Wood lattice fencing provides a decorative and effective means of creating a partition or perhaps hiding something in your garden. Making a lattice fence -- it's easily constructed out of common building materials -- is a cost-effective way of creating a nice atmosphere in your home garden. You don't need special tools or carpentry skills to create your own beautiful lattice fencing.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-inch wide treated wood slats
  • Staple gun
  • Handsaw
  • Lay a bed of the treated wood slats side by side, flat side down, on a flat surface. Make this bed as wide as you require the lattice to be.

  • Lay another bed of wooden slats on top of this bed, perpendicular to the first bed of slats.

  • Staple each alternating top slat where it overlaps with the underlying bottom slat. Skipping every other slat allows you to evenly space the lattice work. After you have finished stapling, you can lift out the unstapled slats on the top and bottom and reuse them in another lattice fence.

  • Make a frame for the lattice section, if desired, by stapling slats around the edges to create a more stable, framed fence section.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try to buy staples that are no longer than twice the thickness of the wood slats so that the staples do not protrude through the other side of the fence.
  • If you do not want the slats in the lattice to be spaced as wide as they are, cut some slats thinner to use as spacers.

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