10 DIY Lattice Plans

A chevron lattice leaning up against a gray house


Use one of these free DIY lattice plans to create a lattice that can be used outdoors as a privacy screen or a place to grow climbing plants. You can use them inside as a decorative element for things like doors and headboards.

Some of these plans use lattice panels that you can buy and others show you how to build your own lattice. They're both easy building projects that even the beginner can handle.

In some of these plans, you'll see that the words lattice and trellis are used interchangeably. A lattice is made up of wooden strips that cross each other, most commonly, in a square or diagonal pattern. A trellis is a wooden frame that's used to support climbing plants.

You'll also occasionally see the words arbor and pergola being used with lattice and trellis. An arbor is often used as an entrance that you walk through with either a square or a domed top. A pergola is similar but provides more shade because it has a larger roof than an arbor. An arbor or pergola can include lattice or trellises as part of their designs.

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    Lattice Flower Wall

    Flowers on a lattice wall on a porch

    Craft Box Girls 

    Show off your lattice-building skills with this pretty lattice flower wall that's the perfect greeting for visitors. This free lattice plan builds a traditional lattice with wood strips crossing each other to make a diamond pattern. This lattice has been set on a front porch and used to hang flower pots on. It's a simple DIY project that's perfect for the beginner. It's also a quick project that you can build from start to finish in less than two hours.

    Lattice Flower Wall from Craft Box Girls

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    DIY Chevron Lattice

    A chevron lattice leaning up against a gray house


    Here's a DIY lattice that goes against the traditional square or diamond pattern, instead it has a modern chevron pattern. This plan builds two lattices, each being about 8' tall and 36" wide. You can use this as a trellis to grow vining plants or flowers, or just use it as a decorative accent inside or outside your home. It's lightly stained here but you can stain it darker or paint it to get a whole new look.

    DIY Chevron Lattice from Remodelaholic

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    Porch Lattice

    A blue house with white lattice under the porch

     Dagmar's Home

    Lattice is a popular accent to add around a deck to close up the space between the ground and the bottom of your deck while adding a decorative element. This project shows you how to buy pre-made lattice panels and attach them to the bottom of an existing deck. It's a whole new upgrade that really helps this home's curb appeal.

    Porch Lattice from Dagmar's Home

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    Lattice Headboard

    A bed with a lattice headboard

    Scratch and Stitch 

    This DIY lattice plan proves that lattice can look just as great indoors as outdoors. In less than an hour, you can use already made lattice panels to create this low-budget headboard.

    Lattice Headboard from Scratch and Stitch

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    Chevron Lattice Privacy Screen

    A wooden chevron lattice

    DIY Passion 

    Here's another modern take on lattice creating another chevron pattern, this time being used to create a privacy screen. The boards were placed close together here to create more privacy. This lattice is built out of pressure-treated lumber and stain or paint could be added to create a unique look.

    Chevron Lattice Privacy Screen from DIY Passion

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    Safety Gate Lattice Door

    A gate with a lattice front


    In this plan, a lattice has been built to be a decorative accent for this safety gate, perfect for keeping your baby or dog where they belong. It's a unique lattice design that you can change the size of to fit any gate or door.

    Safety Gate Lattice Door from Remodelaholic

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    Lattice Wood Screen Door

    A red house with a white lattice door

    Red Cottage Chronicles 

    Inspired by the Chippendale design style, this project takes a cheap aluminum door and adds lattice at the bottom. This simple project really elevates the door and makes it unique. Just a few boards are needed to create this design that will impress all the neighbors.

    Lattice Wood Screen Door from Red Cottage Chronicles

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    Chevron Lattice Trellis

    A lattice screen sitting against a house

    Smile and Wave DIY 

    This free lattice plan also uses a modern chevron pattern to create a trellis that you can use to grow vines, crawling flowers, or even some vegetables. It uses garden stakes and shims and is put together with nails and a staple gun. It's an easy and quick project that will look great in your yard or garden. Paint it or stain it and you'll change the whole look.

    Chevron Lattice Trellis from Smile and Wave DIY

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    Lattice Pet Gate

    A puppy sitting in front of a pet gate

    Jennifer Maker 

    Plastic lattice panels are used to build this functional and stylish pet gate. It's a great gate that is freestanding and built with hinges so it can easily fold up. Using lattice panels makes this a quick build that won't break the bank. It's really a great alternative to those ugly store-bought pet gates.

    Lattice Pet Gate from Jennifer Maker

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    Slat Wood Lattice

    A white slat lattice privacy fence

    A Beautiful Mess

    Ready to take on a bigger project? Here's another modern take on a lattice, this time focusing mainly on the horizontal slats. The slats are put close together so it can work as a privacy fence to your outdoor area plus it looks really chic. The lattice strips can be store-bought but this plan also shows you how to make your own. It's actually a pretty easy way to save some money on your building plan.

    Slat Wood Lattice from A Beautiful Mess