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How to Install a Lattice Privacy Screen – Method 3 Moldings

Updated on February 24, 2012

Example of a Lattice Privacy Fence


A privacy panel made with a lattice screen

There are many ways to install lattice screen, which will add privacy and beauty to your home’s exterior. The first method describes how to mount the lattice panel directly. The second method makes use of stops. This third method shows you how to mount with moldings.

This article is a guide and not a true step-by-step instruction. The reason for this is because everybody’s application is unique. Everyone has their own needs for the length and height of their screens. The only limitations are with respect to the local building rules.

Before you build, you should always check if your local government and homeowners’ association approve your project.

The project is moderately easy. The major things you may need include:

1. Lattice screens. They usually come in 4 x 8 feet sizes. Other lumber stores besides Lowes and Home Depot may carry other types besides the diagonal ones.

2. U-channels for lattice panels. This also can be found in home improvement and lumber stores.

3. Screws or nails rated for outdoor use

4. Power saw

This article assumes have posts or similar supports that have been erected.

Details of some of the steps will not be repeated here. Go to the previous articles on the other lattice installation methods for additional information.

Purchase the molding that holds the lattice in place (see Fig 1). Sometimes the lattice moldings will be called different names. U-channel and framing strips are some of the other names used.

Add stringers to the posts. There is an optional method to attach the mold which will require the top stringers to be added last.

Determine the length of the U-channels to fit the inside of the frame. Cut the corners to 45 degrees (see Fig 2).

Measure the lattice to make sure it fits inside the molding frame. Cut the lattice screen with a power saw to size.

Put the lattice inside the molding and screw the corners together. Shown is an example of how to screw the corners (see Fig 3).

Ideally, it would be nice to screw the molding in the frame first because the screws can be inserted directly from the top of the molding. If you put the molding in first, you won’t be able to put the lattice inside.

To mount the lattice with the frame molding, toenail or screw the fasteners at an angle. Shown are two examples (see Fig 4).

Once the frame is inside the posts and stringers, screw through the molding and the top edge of the lattice about 6 to 12 inches apart (see Fig 5). For the bottom and sides of the lattice, screw through the molding without hitting the lattice. The lattice will hang from the top but kept in place from the other edges.

(Optionaln Installation)

For the alternative way to install the lattice, do not attach the top stringer. Put together the molding bottom and sides and attach them to the posts and bottom stringer. Later, slide the lattice strip from the top, add the top molding and top stringer. Shown is a drawing depicting the assembly and screw or nail positions (see Fig 7).

Toenail or screw at an angle to join the top stringer to the posts. From the molding sides, toenail or screw at an angle to attach the molding to the stringer.

Fig 1 – U Channel Molding


Fig 2 – 45 Degree Cut on U Channel Molding


Fig 3 – Screwing the Corners Together


Fig 4 – Methods of Securing the Frame to the Molding


Fig 5 – Securing the Lattice to the Frame


Fig 6 – Completed Project


Fig 7 – Optional Installation



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