Hi All ! This post is about the process of building a lattice fence for a gazebo. I’ll show you in a few steps how I’ve built the lattice fence for my gazebo from my yard.
I assume that everybody has seen a lattice fence already, but it’s important to remark that they are different. Some of them has an overlapping wood structure, while others can be a bit more complex and have an interleaving wood structure like the one from the below picture.
Building the jig
The goal of the project is clear now, so let’s get to work!
In order to make the interleaving wood structure I had to build a jig first. The purpose of this jig is to ensure that I’m able to do some perpendicular and equidistant cuts with the hand router in a repeatable manner. The distance between the cuts (grove) must be eqaul otherwise everything will fall off.
The jig is made of polywood and has a fix and a mobile part. The bottom limiter is fixed while the top limiter is mobile so you can slide up or down to secure the timber before start cutting.
How to use the jig
Assembling the lattice fence
Once the assmebling is finished you can either use some glue or samll nails to fix structure. My jonts were already thight so I’ve used some small nails to fix the structure.
Well, I’m not proud of this part, I still have a lot to learn about painting. If I would do next time I definitely do it different.
The mistake I did is that I’ve painted the structure after it was assembled. This way the joints will get more finishing paing and will be darker.
In order to avoid this I think you have to paint all the pieces first, let them dry and to assemble all togheter at the end.
Here is the final product. Except the painting part I’m quite happy with the result.