With senior technical editor Mark Powers, This Old House online
12 to 16 hours
About $375 per 10-foot run
About This Video
In this video, senior technical editor Mark Powers builds a cedar lattice fence.
Steps: 1. Position the line. 2. Dig the first posthole. 3. Wrap the post. 4. Set the post. 5. Cut the sleeve pieces. 6. Assemble the sleeves. 7. Install the first sleeve. 8. Cut the frame pieces. 9. Attach the front stops. 10. Drill weep holes. 11. Cut the lattice. 12. Assemble the frame. 13. Install the lattice. 14. Set the post spacing. 15. Position the second post. 16. Attach the panel. 17. Attach the cap rail. 18. Secure the post caps.
1. 4×4 pressure-treated posts Get them long enough to go below the frost line; at least one-third of each post must
2. Cedar 1×6 lumber To be ripped to make the post sleeves, stops, and cap rail.
3. Cedar square lattice Get 4-by-8 sheets that can be cut into two panels each.
4. Self-adhesive flashing to protect the portion of the post set in concrete.
5. ¾-inch drainage stone 6. Concrete Choose a fast-setting mix.
7. 1¼-inch exterior grade brad nails
8. 1⅝-inch trim-head stainless-steel deck screws 9. 3-inch stainless-steel deck screws 10. Polyurethane glue 11. Polyurethane construction adhesive 12. Painter's tape 13. Post caps Get 5¼-inch post caps to fit over the sleeved 4×4 posts.
Tools You Will Need:
1. Mason line and stakes
2. Posthole digger
4. 4-foot level
5. Miter saw
6. Pneumatic brad nail gun
7. Circular saw (fitted with a rip fence)
8. Drill/driver (fitted with ⅜-inch paddle bit)