Adding Lattice Privacy Screening to a Deck
We wanted to add a bit more privacy to our deck, and after thinking about different options, decided that lattice windows would work best. You can customize this look with as much or as little lattice as you want. In our situation, the openness of this design works great. It offers just the right amount of privacy screening, yet we can still enjoy the scenery. Another bonus is you can add some hooks and have plenty of room for hanging plants!
It took us a weekend to complete the project. Here's how we did it, and I've included a short video if you'd rather watch that instead. Full disclosure, this was one of the first videos I ever did, so it wasn't the best, LOL.
Step 1: Construct The Box Frame
Start out by constructing a box frame using pressure treated 2' x 4' wood.
Step 2: Construct the Reveal for Attaching Lattice
Next, attach 2' x 2' pieces of wood within the frame. This is what you'll attach the lattice to.
Step 3: Add Posts to the Existing Deck
Toe nail or toe screw new 4' x 4' posts to the existing deck.
Step 4: Squaring and Nailing
Square the frames. Then, nail the frames to the posts and the existing rail.
Step 5: Add the Top Plate
Nail top plate 2' x 4' to the posts and the lattice frame.
Step 6: Attach The Lattice
Using a brad nailer, attach the lattice to the backing 2' x 2's. Then attach a 2' x 2' face frame to give a finished look.
Step 7: That's it! Enjoy the extra privacy of your deck!