Step 13: Install the Interior Battens to Secure the Liner

attaching the interior battens with a drill/driver to secure the pond liner
Photo: Kolin Smith
«»
Use a handsaw to make a matching V-shaped notch in one interior batten, which will be secured to the similarly notched side panel. Clamp the batten in place, and use 1½-inch deck screws to secure it, as shown. Clamp and screw the other battens in place.

TOH Tip: For tight joints, miter one end, line up the miter's short point with the corner, and mark the short point at the other corner. Cut the line.
Ask TOH users about Pools, Ponds & Fountains

Contribute to This Story Below

    Tools List

    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • bar clamps
      bar clamps
    • drill
      drill/driver
    • hammer
      hammer
    • steel-rule straightedge
      straightedge
    • combination square
      combination square
    • Countersink bit
      countersink bit
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw
    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • caulk gun
      caulk gun
    • staple gun
      staple gun
    • handsaw
      handsaw
    • utility knife
      utility knife

    Shopping List

    ½x6 treated deck boards Get four 6-footers for the floorboards and stringers.

    ½x4 treated boards Get four 8-footers for the skirt and cap.

    1x4 treated boards Get seven 6-footers for the panel frames and interior battens.

    ½-inch treated plywood Get one 4-by-8-foot sheet for the side panels.

    1¼-, 1½-, and 2-inch deck screws

    3-inch stainless- or galvanized-steel corner brackets Get eight.

    construction adhesive

    landscape fabric

    pond liner

    submersible pond pump

    exterior-grade wood stain

    plant pots

    topsoil

    gravel