Resources: a 30.5" x 62" section of old deck lattice, an old pallet, an old fence section, and some lengths of square dowel
Tools: hammer, drill, miter saw, table saw, screws, nails, and a staple gun
First, Mike deconstructed an old pallet (sorry, no pictures of that...)
...then he cut up the base of the pallet, and mitered the edges to create a frame.
Then we cut slats from the pallet, and nailed them on our frames to create two mini pallets.
Then we cut the lattice in half, lengthwise, then into eight sections.
Once we had all the sides measured and cut, we cut lengths of square dowels for the interior corners, to attach the sides to, and to provide stability.
Next, we wanted to trim the corners for good measure, and to make them look a little neater.
Mike cut some slats from an old fence section, and mitered them to create corner trim, and we attached them with screws.
Mike is a master with a miter saw!
I almost liked it better before we painted...so nice and rugged!
Finally we got to paint them!
Final step: find some nice plants and put these on either side of our from steps!