Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to build a beautiful DIY Square Lattice Fence Panels for a privacy fence with 4 easy step by step instructions & pictures!
Our square lattice fence panels were simple to make, give us a fabulous privacy screen off our our kitchen doors & patio and will continue to look beautiful as with our hydrangea vine growing on it!
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DIY Square Lattice Fence Panels
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We have a really wonky property line & need ALL the help we can get to make our outdoor dining space private while still keeping our dog & kiddos in the yard.
Over the past few weeks Jason & I have been busy putting up more of the fence, regrading the back of our house and building wood lattice all in an effort to keep Moose, our 8 month old Labradoodle contained.
You can see the first part of our Moose containment effort here.
This has been a VERY labor intensive job cutting down trees and overgrown bushes, digging out stumps, & removing the 6-9 inches of dirt that was up to the base of our house.
And people wonder why I never want to work out? 🙂
Cutting down the overgrown trees to make room for the wood square lattice fence
First Jason cut down a bunch of overgrown trees that were planted way too close to the house and our property line.
With the kids help we took down all the other bushes along the back of the house so we could get a straight line to sink the fence posts along the property line.
Step by Step Instructions for How to Build a Square Lattice Fence
Size of our DIY Square Lattice Fence Panels
The Square Lattice Fence Panel Horizontal Boards are 1 3/4 inches wide by 7 feet long spaced every 3 inches.
The Square Lattice Fence Panel Vertical Boards are 1 inch wide by 6 feet long spaced every 4 inches.
Step ONE – Preparing the Ground for the Wood Square Lattice Fence
You can see just how rocky our soil is!
It took many MANY days to get the dirt level down & dig out the stumps (this was Jason’s job…he would to do a couple each weekend until we were all done)
Step TWO – Digging the Post Holes for the Wood Square Lattice Fence
Then we dug holes for the posts with our post hole digger all along the house and cemented them in.
Planting along the Square Lattice Fence Line
I planted a dogwood tree from Lowes I got for 75% off ($12.50) along with a hydrangea we moved from behind the house. (You can see my tips for saving money on trees and plants here)
Step THREE – Cutting the Pressure Treated Boards to Size to Create the Square Lattice Fence Panels
Jason made the wood square lattice fence panels with pressure treated boards from Lowes.
He zipped them down with his table saw.
Step FOUR – Attaching the 2 by 4’s to the Fence Posts
He screwed the 2 x 4’s to the post and pin nailed the square lattice fence panels together.
As you can see from some of the pictures we are not done yet but we are really thankful to have some privacy and a little shade back.
The 2 square lattice fence panels do give us privacy while looking beautiful at the same time.
We moved the two chaise lounges from our other deck on the other side of the house.
We are definitely using them a lot more on this side of the house since it’s right off the kitchen & this backyard space is a lot more usable now.
It’s the perfect spot to read a book, enjoy an alfresco family dinner or have some mojitos after a long day of digging in your backyard!
Our Wood Square Lattice Fence for Privacy After 5 Years
Our DIY Square Lattice Fence panels have aged & are no longer yellow.
The fence panels & post have turned a beautiful grey & we hung some outdoor string lights to light up our lattice fence & deck at night.
What we Planted in Front of our Square Lattice Fence Panels
We added a Climbing Hydrangea to the front of our our privacy lattice fence along the back of our farmhouse.
It has really grown to take up almost the entire wood square lattice fence & has beautiful white flowers that bloom mid summer.
I am absolutely thrilled with how this vine has grown along our fence that I planted a second climbing hydrangea in front of the lattice fence panel.
The hydrangea bushes, Iris & Hosta look beautiful in front of our wood square lattice fence panels.
I hope this inspires you & answers all of your questions about how to build a Wood Lattice Fence panels for more privacy to your backyards, between your fence posts & along your property lines.
by Tara Lehman
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