Later, I gutted my living room and ended up with a large stack of Lath and stacked it in my backyard next to the fence. One day I picked up a piece and and thought how it would look if I covered the fence with it. Since I didn't know how it would hold up I did a test where I covered one section of gate and left it up for a year. It actually held up so well that you can't tell which side is "new".
This is an extremely easy process, just time consuming. This section of two 6' x 6' gates took a full day each. OK, "full day" included sleeping in, long lunch, talking to neighbors and having a beer or two.
If you don't have a big stack of lath from gutting your living room, just ask around. All older houses have this in abundance and it is usually considered "garbage" . In all honesty the only reason I was keeping it is because 100+ year old pine tends to make really good kindling for fires.
Step 1: What You Will Need
- Drill (I prefer cordless)
- 5/64" Drill Bit
- Hand Saw
- Vice Grips
- Wire Cutters
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Paint Brush
- Galvanized Steel Wire (won't corrode)