Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an uncomplicated, economical alternate to set up a Diy batten wall for introducing classic character to simple partitions.

Lattice strips are the MVP of this Do-it-yourself batten wall undertaking!

I mean they definitely are the unsung hero of a great deal of minor DIYs and crafts all-around listed here. (Bear in mind that shower curtain artwork we framed with lattice strips a even though back?) This time it wanted a spotlight in the breakfast nook.

A DIY batten wall behind brass vintage sconces above a green banquette bench

Due to the fact we sort of have an addiction to intricate wall molding close to in this article, it is definitely no shock at all that soon after we concluded installing and painting our Fb Marketplace banquette uncover in the breakfast nook, Robert and I appeared at every single other and reported, “Something’s missing.”

These sleek walls essential character! And lattice could do the job inexpensively. Because molding is 1 of my beloved methods to make a property appear lavish.

A breakfast nook with olive green banquette, herringbone floors, white walls, and black bifold French door

What is Lattice?

Lattice is designed of slender strips of wood most usually made use of in a criss-cross structure for trellises to assist climbing crops in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.

But it is ideal for basic wall molding tasks as well. (Type of like Sharpie shiplap but way extra legit.)

The rate of molding has skyrocketed currently (together with each individual other house improvement supply), so we figured out a way to include expensive searching batten wall molding for the portion of the selling price making use of useful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.

If you have never ever set up any variety of molding in advance of, it’s the ideal beginner variation to try out given that it necessitates no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush right on major of your present baseboards because they’re thinner than common 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Making use of Lattice Strips

You could insert this vertical batten wall all all over the place, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could leave your partitions basic without any wall decor for a minimalist method or layer it with artwork for even much more character.

It would be excellent for including onto a basic kitchen island much too. Preserve in intellect although, if you have a textured wall, the approach won’t be as basic, because you will want to include these MDF panels to your textured walls using Liquid Nails and brad nails very first.


Measures to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

measuring a wall to place lattice strips for a DIY batten wall

Move 1 – Evaluate and Make a decision on a Structure

Measure your complete wall initial, make your mind up how much apart you want your batten (vertical lattice strips) to be, and mark their placement on the wall with a pencil.

Keep in mind that lattice strips are 1 1/2″ extensive, so element that into your format prepare. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ hole in between.

Phase 2 – Lower Lattice Length

Measure the top of your wall from baseboard to crown and minimize the 1st lattice strip to the essential size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be flawlessly the identical height all the way throughout, so don’t slash all of your lattice dependent on that initially measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Phase 3 – Use a Stage to Look at Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the very first lattice strip and use a degree to make sure it is perfectly straight.

Action 4 – Nail Lattice

When you are pleased with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).

You can use development adhesive here as nicely, if you pick, but simply because the lattice is so light-weight, it is wholly optional. (The batten wall will also be a lot easier to get rid of without adhesive afterwards if a person working day you modify your mind.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Move 5 – Repeat

Repeat Ways 2-4 until eventually you’ve put all lattice strips alongside the wall.

nailing lattice strips to a wall for DIY batten wall molding

Phase 6 – Caulk Cracks and Wooden Fill Nail Holes

Caulk all of the edges of the lattice strips to fill all of the cracks, and fill all of the nail holes with wooden filler.

caulking and wood filling lattice strips

Step 7 – Sand Wood Filler

At the time the wooden filler is completely dry, sand smooth with fantastic grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the system go quicker). Brush absent any sanding dust after.

batten wall after caulking, wood filling, and sanding smooth before painting

Move 8 – Paint

Give all the things a clean coat of paint and you’re performed! (We painted the wall first with the exact same colour we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to function close to all of the particulars later on.)

batten wall painted white with brass vintage style sconces and green banquette

The Finished Batten Wall

Do not you consider these two batten walls insert so a lot to this tiny breakfast nook corner? I like it so much!

We included these vintage design and style sconces to carry much more light into this windowless house. What do you assume?!

They do the job so properly with this linear chandelier that adds a contact of modern-day, and the brass pops from that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.

breakfast nook with green banquette bench, white batten wall made of lattice strips, and brass lighting

Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Details

I nonetheless prepare to paint the air vent and incorporate knobs to the banquette cabinet doorways.

(Now that it is dry, I have to admit, don’t like the paint I experienced to use on the banquette many thanks to source chain concerns triggering my preferred cabinet paints to be offered out. But oh effectively. If that is our most important problem, I’ll consider it.)

I just acquired the phone this 7 days that the recently reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming together in here quickly.

These Diy herringbone LVP floors still appear absolutely remarkable given that we mounted them a couple weeks in the past! Up coming on the listing is developing a desk, refinishing some secondhand dining chairs for the other side, and including some vintage art and decor finds.

It will be so charming as we wrap up the last particulars.

olive green banquette bench in a breakfast nook with white batten, herringbone floors, and black door

Have you at any time accomplished a Do it yourself batten wall in advance of? Or discovered a new use for lattice strips? They are the very best for so several matters!

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