Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

Kennith Bogan

Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an simple, reasonably priced substitute to set up a Diy batten wall for adding vintage character to simple walls.

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

I mean they really are the unsung hero of a lot of minimal DIYs and crafts all-around right here. (Try to remember that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a even though back again?) This time it desired 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 dependancy to intricate wall molding all around below, it is totally no surprise at all that soon after we completed installing and portray our Fb Market banquette discover in the breakfast nook, Robert and I looked at just about every other and explained, “Something’s missing.”

Those people smooth walls essential character! And lattice could do the job inexpensively. For the reason that molding is one particular of my favorite strategies to make a household look deluxe.

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

What is Lattice?

Lattice is designed of thin strips of wood most commonly utilized in a criss-cross structure for trellises to guidance climbing plants in gardens or to serve as porch skirting.

But it’s great for uncomplicated wall molding jobs too. (Kind of like Sharpie shiplap but way much more legit.)

The price tag of molding has skyrocketed currently (along with each other dwelling improvement source), so we figured out a way to include pricey wanting batten wall molding for the portion of the cost using handy dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.

If you have in no way mounted any form of molding in advance of, it’s the fantastic beginner edition to check out since it involves no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush proper on major of your current baseboards considering the fact that they’re thinner than standard 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-around the home, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could go away your partitions plain devoid of any wall decor for a minimalist strategy or layer it with artwork for even more character.

It would be best for incorporating onto a basic kitchen area island way too. Keep in head even though, if you have a textured wall, the procedure won’t be as uncomplicated, considering the fact that you will require to add these MDF panels to your textured walls using 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

Stage 1 – Measure and Choose on a Layout

Evaluate your entire wall first, make a decision how significantly 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″ huge, so variable that into your structure system. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ hole in between.

Phase 2 – Minimize Lattice Size

Evaluate the top of your wall from baseboard to crown and lower the initial lattice strip to the necessary size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be flawlessly the identical height all the way across, so really don’t reduce all of your lattice based mostly on that initially measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Phase 3 – Use a Level to Look at Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the initial lattice strip and use a amount to make absolutely sure it is flawlessly straight.

Move 4 – Nail Lattice

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

You can use development adhesive listed here as well, if you pick, but because the lattice is so light-weight, it is entirely optional. (The batten wall will also be less difficult to clear away with out adhesive later if one particular day you transform your intellect.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Phase 5 – Repeat

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

nailing lattice strips to a wall for DIY batten wall molding

Action 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 wood filler.

caulking and wood filling lattice strips

Action 7 – Sand Wood Filler

The moment the wood filler is totally dry, sand easy with great 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 clean coat of paint and you’re done! (We painted the wall initially with the very same coloration we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we would not have to get the job done about all of the aspects later on.)

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

The Finished Batten Wall

Really don’t you feel these two batten partitions increase so substantially to this very little breakfast nook corner? I appreciate it so considerably!

We extra these classic design and style sconces to convey extra gentle into this windowless area. What do you consider?!

They get the job done so nicely with this linear chandelier that provides a contact of modern, 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 Aspects

I nonetheless plan to paint the air vent and include knobs to the banquette cabinet doors.

(Now that it’s dry, I have to confess, really don’t really like the paint I experienced to use on the banquette many thanks to supply chain problems leading to my favorite cupboard paints to be offered out. But oh nicely. If which is our major challenge, I’ll acquire it.)

I just got the call this 7 days that the recently reupholstered cushions are concluded! So it will all be coming with each other in right here before long.

These Do-it-yourself herringbone LVP floors nevertheless seem completely incredible considering that we set up them a couple months in the past! Up coming on the listing is developing a table, refinishing some secondhand dining chairs for the other side, and incorporating some vintage art and decor finds.

It will be so charming as we wrap up the remaining specifics.

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

Have you at any time completed a Do it yourself batten wall just before? Or observed a new use for lattice strips? They’re the most effective for so a lot of things!

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