Wooden gratings are indispensable in those cases when it is planned to erect a structure in a garden area with the use of light and graceful elements.
It can be a pergola, a wall of a half-open pergola or an element of a porch.
Make a grate with your own hands is easy, besides it's much cheaper than buying a ready-made design.
Lattice is a double frame insideWhich are crossed with each other elements. The task of the frame is to impart a strength design and a certain rigidity. The wooden grate not only gives the gazebo an attractive appearance, thus performing a decorative function, but can also be used as a support (pergola) for climbing plants.
Making a lattice for a gazebo
Before proceeding with the manufacture of the grate,It is necessary to make measurements of the opening where it is planned to insert it, and prepare the bars from which the frame will be made. Section bars should be 20x45 mm. Their connection is best done by means of a stud joint. The corners of the frame can also be connected to the "mustache" using the plug-in rail. To add extra strength to the structure, the corners of the frame are fixed to the side using self-tapping screws.
The second frame must be completely identical to the first one. As a template for its manufacture, the entire set of parts of the first frame is necessarily used.
After the frames are ready, the edges of the bars are packed with folds consisting of racks of 10x20 mm section.
To fill the frame it will be necessary to use racks with the same cross section.
They are located at an angle of approximately 45 degreesIn such a way that when the frames are placed on each other, diamond-shaped crosses are obtained. The final result will be ideal if the pattern on both frames is exactly the same.
Now you need to put one frame on the other and connect them together using self-tapping screws. Reiki on them should lie crosswise at the same time.
The finished structure is covered with varnish, after which it must be left alone until completely dry. As it dries, the frame is inserted into the designated opening and fixed with screws.
If desired, it will be possible to insert a mosquito net inside the lattice, thereby protecting from the bloodsucking insects resting in the arbor.
Than to paint a wooden lattice
Lattice for arbor can not only coverVarnish, but also paint with paint. For this purpose it is recommended to use special paints intended for outdoor works. Wood from pollution is perfectly protected by acrylic latex, silicone and silicate paints. In addition, they do not soften at high temperatures. Such paints do not require preliminary impregnation of wood with antiseptic compositions. This is due to the fact that they, due to their composition, inhibit the development of harmful microorganisms.
Paint is best applied in two or three layers, and paintwork should be carried out on warm days.
As colorants for wood gratingsYou can use decorative glazes or clear varnishes, which allow you to save the picture of the tree, and the pigments that make up their composition, give the painted surface different shades.