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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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.
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Here's a DIY lattice that goes against the traditional square or diamond pattern, instead having 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.
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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.
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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.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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.
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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.
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This free lattice plan also uses a modern chevron pattern to create a trellis that you can use to grow vines or crawling flowers. 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.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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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. The lattice strips can be bought but this plan also shows you how to make your own.