Last week we finally got the modern lattice along the garage started. I really liked the look of horizontal boards evenly spaced out. Here are a few inspiration pieces from pinterest.
Source: cocokelley.blogspot.com via Nikki on Pinterest
So here are my steps to take this:
I am sure you don't need me to hold you hand while painting boards, and probably don't really want to read much more about it so I'll move on. You'll need something to attach your boards to. So I measured the height of my garage wall and planned how the boards would be laid out. I decided to do 6 vertical boards spaced out 4' with the boards being centered on the 4' mark. I also wanted them spaced out from the garage so that some kind of climbing plant could weave in and out of the boards. So, once you have 6 vertical boards cut to size, cut 12 scrap pieces of the same wood about 2" tall. Then pre-drill and pre-screw them together close to the top and bottom of your longer board. If you can, plan out where the horizontal boards will end up so that you can still have access to these screws in case you want to take it off later without deconstructing the whole thing.
Now do that over and over again about 50 million times. Don't worry, it goes by pretty quick. Even quicker if you have a helper to hold the other end of the board for you. Here are a few progress shots which also might indicate how many boards I bought at a time.
Since my wall didn't measure out into equal 8' sections I had to cut some shorter boards for the very last section. They needed to be 26" long each, so unfortunately I could only get 3 pieces out of my 8' length of board. Please ignore the missing board and the un-attached board. I ran out of wood and that red brick thing that is keeping the dirt from washing into our newly cleaned rocks was in the way. So I'll get to those later.
Speaking of the red brick things, they have become very important lately whist helping us figure out our next step in the back yard makeover. Can you guess what it might be?
If that last conversation confused you take a minute to enjoy this clip of our favorite Weekend Update correspondent Stefon!
UPDATE! Here are a few new pictures of the lattice now that the moon flower plants have filled in a bit.