How to Build a Brick Lattice Fence
(For small jobs), we simply pour it into our foundation, making sure we keep the mixture level with the top of our grade sticks. This can be accomplished by using a square-point shovel. Simply use the point of the shove to spread the mixture down the length of the trench, using the top of the sticks as a grade (Thus, the name grade sticks). Once that’s done, all we need do is let the concrete set (About twenty-four hours) and we’re ready for the bricks.
to make sure that it is plumb. To make sure our story post doesn’t move once we set it, we can simply bury the bottom part into the ground and use a clamp (Or plain old nail) to secure the top (remember, this is a DIY project and we’re trying to save money). Once set, we use a mason’s ruler
to mark our courses along the outer edges of the story post. We already got our level point when we set our grade sticks. Simply course down from that point.
comes in a variety of colors, the mixing process is basically the same. Just add water and sand, and voila! The mix usually consists of one part mortar-mix, four part sand, and about 5 gallons of water. We want to mix the ingredients thoroughly so that there are no lumps. If you chose to use a mixer, then that shouldn’t be a problem; but, if you wanted to save the money that renting a mixer would cost, then you would have to use a mortar hoe. A mortar hoe is similar to a regular garden hoe except that it is usually larger and has two holes in the blade. These holes help facilitate a thorough mixing of the ingredients.
We’ll start by spreading a sufficient amount of mortar on the foundation so that we have to press down a little to bring our brick even with the guide line. Once the first brick is set, cut off the excess mortar and grab another one. We use the trowel to put mortar on the end of the brick and, being careful not to upset the first brick, we put the next brick in place, gently pressing it against the first brick. We repeat this action until we reach the other end of our project. Then, we raise our guide line and start the process over again until we reach the height where we want to start our lattice.
we simply select a small square or rectangular object (Wood, brick etc.) to use as a guide. We simply cut it to match the size of the lattice opening we desire. Once done, we simply set our guide block on top of the brick where we want to start our lattice. Note, however, it is not a good idea to start our lattice against the column itself. It is best to lay at least one brick against the column before starting the lattice. Now, we lay a brick on either side of the guide block, and then repeat the process until we come into contact with the next column. Remember, though, that you should stop the lattice a few courses below the top of the columns to leave room for a bonding course. In addition, you wouldn’t want to add an additional row-lock course to add to the aesthetics of the project.