Lattice Wall for Backyard Privacy

11 Materials
3 Hours

Add a little bit of privacy to your backyard patio with simple lattice panels and small, potted plants.
Materials used for this project can all be found at your local home center. For a list of materials and full how-to video on this project, visit my blog here.
The first step is to use lattice cap molding to create a frame for your lattice pieces. Measure and mark how high and wide your panels will be and miter the ends of the cap molding.
Once the cap molding is cut, attach it to 4x4s before sliding in the lattice panels. Then add the bottom piece of cap molding that holds the lattice panel in place.
2 vertical cap molding pieces go on the 4x4 in the middle with the openings of the cap facing away from each other.
Dig holes the same width apart as your 4x4 posts. You'll want at least a foot of the 4x4 to be in the ground.
Grab a friend to help you lift your privacy lattice wall into your holes.
Add quick-setting concrete and water into each hole and check that your wall is level and plumb as it dries.
Attach small, plastic planters to the lattice before planting your favorite, colorful flowers. This adds even more privacy and beauty to your lattice wall!
Now sit back, relax and enjoy your fresh patio space!
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3 of 8 questions
  • Anne-Marie
    on Apr 25, 2019

    I need a removable lattice privacy gate for want of a better word

    any ideas? Wondered about a room divider if I bring it in when weather is nasty any advice greatly appreciated


    • Savannah Nicol
      Savannah Nicol
      on May 3, 2019

      What about getting old doors and hinge together to make like a trifold for easy storing away. Use cinderblocks on both sides as planters to hold the doors in place

  • Carol Cole
    Carol Cole
    on Apr 25, 2019

    I just wondered why you didn't paint it, Wouldn't it of lasted longer?

    • Kitty
      on May 2, 2019

      Pressure treated wood has to age for 6 mo before staining or painting

  • Lisa
    on May 2, 2019

    Can you use the plastic lattice?

    • Gabrielle Falk
      Gabrielle Falk
      on Mar 19, 2020

      I've had experience with plastic lattice. Unless it is UV stabilised, it probably won't last more than a few years. If you are lucky. While convenient, it really does start to break down. It becomes quite brittle. Been there, done that. I have wooden trellis around my pergola, painted, and it has been there since 1994 - and still in good 'nick', now in March, 2020. If using wooden trellis/lattice. you can always varnish with an outside/external varnish, that is hopefully weather resistant for some time. Paint is also an excellent deterrent to the trellis, deteriorating. Always best to preserve, to ensure longevity.

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  • C
    on Jul 28, 2020

    Nice going Ladies👍👏

  • Flower girl
    Flower girl
    on Jul 28, 2020

    Nice and simple. And can be upgraded if you want to in the future.

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