Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

Kim J. Clark

Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an straightforward, cheap choice to install a Do-it-yourself batten wall for adding classic character to simple partitions.

Lattice strips are the MVP of this Diy batten wall task!

I signify they definitely are the unsung hero of a good deal of minimal DIYs and crafts about below. (Bear in mind that shower curtain artwork we framed with lattice strips a although back?) This time it needed a highlight in the breakfast nook.

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

Because we variety of have an addiction to intricate wall molding all-around right here, it’s absolutely no surprise at all that immediately after we finished installing and painting our Fb Market banquette come across in the breakfast nook, Robert and I appeared at each and every other and stated, “Something’s missing.”

Individuals easy walls essential character! And lattice could do the occupation inexpensively. Since molding is one of my most loved techniques to make a household appear high-class.

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

What is Lattice?

Lattice is created of slender strips of wood most frequently applied in a criss-cross framework for trellises to assistance climbing vegetation in gardens or to serve as porch skirting.

But it’s perfect for very simple wall molding jobs much too. (Form of like Sharpie shiplap but way much more legit.)

The rate of molding has skyrocketed recently (along with each and every other household advancement offer), so we figured out a way to insert pricey looking batten wall molding for the portion of the price working with handy dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.

If you’ve never ever installed any style of molding just before, it’s the ideal rookie model to attempt considering the fact that it demands no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush right on prime of your current baseboards considering that they are thinner than regular 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

You could increase this vertical batten wall all all-around the space, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could go away your partitions simple with out any wall decor for a minimalist method or layer it with art for even additional character.

It would be ideal for introducing onto a basic kitchen island much too. Continue to keep in mind while, if you have a textured wall, the process won’t be as straightforward, considering that you will will need to increase these MDF panels to your textured walls utilizing Liquid Nails and brad nails 1st.


Steps to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

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

Phase 1 – Measure and Decide on a Layout

Evaluate your whole wall very first, make a decision how far aside you want your batten (vertical lattice strips) to be, and mark their placement on the wall with a pencil.

Remember that lattice strips are 1 1/2″ large, so factor that into your layout prepare. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap between.

Action 2 – Minimize Lattice Duration

Measure the top of your wall from baseboard to crown and cut the first lattice strip to the required size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be beautifully the same top all the way across, so really don’t reduce all of your lattice centered on that to start with measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Step 3 – Use a Level to Examine Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the first lattice strip and use a level to make positive it’s correctly straight.

Action 4 – Nail Lattice

At the time you’re joyful with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).

You can use construction adhesive right here as properly, if you opt for, but due to the fact the lattice is so light-weight, it is completely optional. (The batten wall will also be simpler to get rid of without the need of adhesive afterwards if 1 day you change your intellect.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Step 5 – Repeat

Repeat Measures 2-4 right until you have positioned all lattice strips together the wall.

nailing lattice strips to a wall for DIY batten wall molding

Step 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

Stage 7 – Sand Wood Filler

Once the wood filler is entirely dry, sand sleek with wonderful grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the system go a lot quicker). Brush away any sanding dust right after.

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

Action 8 – Paint

Give anything a refreshing coat of paint and you are done! (We painted the wall to start with with the identical coloration we planned to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to perform all over all of the aspects afterwards.)

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

The Completed Batten Wall

Really do not you feel these two batten partitions add so significantly to this minimal breakfast nook corner? I really like it so a lot!

We extra these classic model sconces to carry a lot more light-weight into this windowless area. What do you feel?!

They work so effectively with this linear chandelier that adds a touch of modern day, and the brass pops versus 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 even now approach to paint the air vent and increase knobs to the banquette cabinet doorways.

(Now that it’s dry, I have to admit, never really like the paint I had to use on the banquette thanks to offer chain problems causing my preferred cupboard paints to be marketed out. But oh perfectly. If that is our biggest obstacle, I’ll consider it.)

I just received the contact this 7 days that the recently reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming collectively in right here quickly.

These Do it yourself herringbone LVP floors still look unquestionably awesome since we put in them a handful of weeks back! Subsequent on the listing is constructing a desk, refinishing some secondhand dining chairs for the other facet, and incorporating some classic artwork and decor finds.

It will be so charming as we wrap up the ultimate information.

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

Have you ever carried out a Do-it-yourself batten wall ahead of? Or identified a new use for lattice strips? They are the best for so a lot of factors!

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