How to Trim Lattice Around a Deck Foundation

Enclosing the foundation of a deck with lattice gives a finished appearance that enhances the look of your home. By making one or more of the lattice panels removable, the space under the deck can also be used for storage.

To trim out the lattice, 1” x 4” boards were mitered around the perimeter of the lattice panels to cover the raw edges and hide any joints in the lattice that don’t line up. Here are some tips to keep in mind when framing around lattice:

  • When possible, install the trim to the lattice panels before attaching the lattice to the deck foundation.
  • Make sure the trim is plumb and level, even if the ground isn’t.
  • Attach the lattice to the back of the trim boards using short screws.
  • For easy access beneath the deck for storage, attach one or more of the lattice panels to the deck joists with galvanized bolts and wing nuts.

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  1. Thank for you tips on lattice install, but I still have two issues I can’t seem to find online help with. 1. The ground beneath my deck is on a very steep slope/angle. . How do I trim the bottom of the lattice so that it stays at ground level on the steep slope. 2. I would like to put some type of screen behind the lattice due to the numerous wasp that we have , since we live in a very wooded area of NW Arkansas. Thank you, Richard


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