Latticework Porch Trellis

Create a beautiful partition of privacy for your front porch.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Router
  • Table saw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Caulk gun
  • Hammer
  • Framing square
  • Tape measure
  • Clamps
  • Jigsaw
  • Circular saw
  • Handsaw
  • Waterproof glue
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Band clamp

You'll also need a dowling jig (or plate jointer), a top-bearing straight router bit, a 3/8-in. rabbeting bit, and a Mason’s string line.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Construction adhesive
  • Primer
  • Paint

For a complete list of trellis materials, see the Shopping List in "Additional Information."