Step 9: Assemble and Attach Side Panel Frames and Lattice

assemble and attach side panel frames and lattice
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Assemble a three-sided frame for each side panel, using the methods above. With the main panel facing down, fit the new frame into its notches in the upright. Using a drill/driver, screw the sides to the main panel with 3-inch deck screws. Screw at a 45-degree angle into the notches on the sides to hold the frame together. Lay the lattice in place, and secure the stops on the back side of the side panels to hold them in place.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • speed square
      Speed square
    • straightedge guide
      straightedge
    • combination square
      combination square
    • chisel
      chisel
    • hand saw
      handsaw
    • drill
      drill/driver
    • two-foot level
      2-foot level
    • post hole digger
      posthole digger
    • 7 foot digging bar
      digging bar
    • pointed shovel
      shovel
    • tamper
      small hand tamper

    Shopping List

    1. Cedar or pressure-treated 2x4s for the frame. Keep in mind that two adjoining trellis panels will share one vertical frame piece.

    2. Cedar or pressure-treated 1x1s for the stops that hold the lattice.3. Cedar or pressure-treated lattice fencing comes in 4-by-8-foot sheets. If you're building more than one panel, get both straight and diagonal lattice. 4. Cedar or pressure-treated 2x6—to cap the tops of the panels.

    5. ¾-inch gravel for drainage in the postholes. Four 50-pound bags will be enough.

    6. 1 5/8-inch self-tapping deck screws

    7. 3-inch self-tapping deck screws