DIY Lattice Screen
If you have something to hide outside your home then a lattice screen may be just what you need. This is a simple project and one that can easily be tailored to your exterior needs.
Time:2 to 4 Hours
- ● Speed Square
- ● Circular Saw
- ● Four – 1 x 6 – 12′ Decking Wood
- ● One - sheet of 4' x 8' lattice
- ● Six - 1 x 3 - 8' pressure treated pine
- ● Four - 6' pressure treated fill-it strips
- ● 1 5/8″ Deck Screws
- ● 1 1/4" Deck Screws
- ● Concrete Screws
- ● Wood Stain Or Paint (Optional)
- ● One - 25" x 18" piece of scrap plywood
- ● Eight - 1 5/8" deck screws
- ● Seven – National Hardware 2 1/2″ Corner Braces (Galvanized)
Take the three remaining 1 x 3 pieces and cut two of them to measure 72" long. Cut the third piece into two pieces at 38 1/2" long. Attach them to the back of the frame (as shown) using 1 5/8" screws.
Attach Corner Braces
A freestanding lattice screen as this one will either need to have legs, a footing base or attach directly to the ground and/or wall. This lattice screen was attached directly to the wall and the concrete pavers.
To secure the exterior wall, cut a spacer piece out of leftover wood and attach a National Hardware 2 1/2″ Corner Brace to it and also to the wall with concrete screws.
On the bottom of the lattice, the frame secures the lattice screen using a National Hardware 2 1/2″ Corner Brace on each side. Test the screen to ensure it’s secure and add more corner braces if needed.
There are a wide variety of uses for a lattice screen!