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I want a portion of our fence to be garden (square)lattice. Have any of you built your own lattice? Can you buy the cedar strips and then are they stapled or nailed? I looked online but they kept showing me how to assemble such a fence w/ pre fab lattice. thank you.
I've found cedar strips at Home Depot. I did try building my own lattice once, but I ended up not liking the look of it as much as the pre-made lattice panels (I didn't get the spacing quite as even, etc). I used a little brad nailer that I borrowed from my neighbor to fasten mine, but you could probably use a staple gun too.
What's the difference between the ones you're seeing in the magazines and the ones at the store? Maybe you're looking for a different sort of strips than the ones that I found (which may have been redwood not cedar, most stuff here is redwood) The reason I tried the DIY thing was that I wanted ones that looked like the pre-made ones, but I can't fit a 4' wide premade lattice in the trunk of my tiny sports coupe. So I figured I'd build my own instead. Then it looked horrible, so I bought some bamboo lattice stuff from an online place instead. I don't think making your own is really any more expensive, at least for the strips I bought it I think they were about $1 for an 8 foot strip, and the pre-made panels were ~$20 or so for an 4x8 foot section so it probably works out about the same.