Lattice panels are a versatile building material. You can use a basic lattice panel for fencing, privacy screens, trellises and to screen off areas used for trash and recycling bins. Latticework is a woven material and can be made from wood or vinyl. A special cap molding is designed to fit around the raw edges of lattice to finish the edges. This cap can be used to frame the latticework to make a lattice panel. The cap should be cut and assembled with mitered ends, similar to a picture frame's corners.
Things You'll Need
- Miter saw
- 2 c-channel cap molding lengths, 49 inches long
- 2 c-channel cap molding lengths, 25 inches long
- Latticework, 24-by-48-inch
- Box, 1 5/8-inch deck screws
- Screw gun
Adjust the miter saw to cut a 45-degree angle and lock the saw in position.
Cut a 45-degree angle on each end of both sizes of the cap-channel molding lengths using a miter saw. The long points on each length of molding should be on the outside edge of the molding. The outside edge is opposite the notched edge of the molding.
Lay the latticework on a work surface. Fit the 25-inch lengths of c-channel molding on the 24-inch sides of the latticework. Slide the edge into the channel on the molding. Fit the 49-inch lengths of molding over the 48-inch sides of the latticework. The ends of the molding will fit together to form right angles and resemble a picture frame around the latticework.
Drive one 1 5/8-inch deck screw through the ends of the 25-inch cap molding lengths into the ends of the 49-inch cap molding lengths to fasten the panel together using a screw gun.
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