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Forum topic by brantley posted 03-24-2010 08:47 PM 1153 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2010 08:47 PM

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Im thinking of building an arbor for my yard. Im thinking one with 4 post with a swing attached….My question is do people normally put lattice material on the sides? if so that stuff seems like it isnt very durable. What do yal reccomend on the sides?

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 08:53 PM

There is more than one type of lattice. 1/4” stiff isn’t so hot. Get the thicker stuff and it will work fine and last. Wouldn’t go for the plastic either. Or, you could cut your own…... lots of work

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 03:53 AM

Hey Brantley
I built an arbor for a memeorial at my kids school and made the vertical lattice from 1×2’s no cross hatch. I’ll post pics soon for you. It’s pretty durable and no I don’t think the store stuff is very good for a high use area especially a swing. They make lattice boards in some larger sizes so you could make your own crosshatch, more work but better quality. Good luck and let us all know how it turned out. Best regards, Dan

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 05:08 PM

I’ve built many arbors, pergolas & trellises over the years. Lattice is pretty tough stuff. It also makes a great ladder for wysteria or other climbing vines, although not much for racking. They also have plastic lattice that is really strong. It could provide a color contrast to the treated 4×4’s.

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