Installing Gazebo Roof Lattice

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Installing the roof lattice when you are building a gazebo, learn how to set it up properly and learn how to tighten the lattice in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Charlie Folkman

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Hi! Welcome back to Expert Village. My name is Charlie Folkman and today we are going to continue building our gazebo. As you can see, we've got our side lattices up so next is the roof. What we are going to do is have our ladder, our drill, our drill bits and everything with us on the ladder to make it a lot easier. So let's go ahead and grab our first piece and head up there and see what we can do. Okay now the first step is to actually set your lattice up on here. Remember it is a diagonal cut so you want it to sit diagonally on here. Okay now as you can see, it is sort of sagging in the middle here so a way to avoid that is that what you are going to want to do is put a couple of screws in this side first. Remember to pre-drill your holes and after you've pre-drilled your holes go ahead and set in your couple of screws. So I have that side screwed in. So what you want to do is go ahead and pull this a little bit tight. Don't pull too hard because you don't want to warp the lattice. Once you've pulled and once you have your hole pre-drilled, go ahead and insert your screw into the hole. Now be sure when you are inserting your screw, you don't want to drill in too deep because (a) you don't want to break the lattice and (b) you don't want it to come out on the side of the 2x4's.