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Attaching Skirting and Fascia

Project Overview

Attaching Skirting and Fascia

You have several material choices when it comes to installing skirting. You can construct skirts of lattice or use panels made from siding material. Lattice is cheaper by far and can be quite attractive, especially if you use the same wood species you use on your railings, or plant climbing plants after you've put up the panels. One of the primary uses of fascia is to add a trimmed-out appearance, covering pressure-treated lumber in the framing. Cut fascia from the same wood used for the railing, such as cedar or redwood.

3 Steps

  1. Install Rails
  2. Frame Access Openings
  3. Make Access Panels
Install Rails

Step 1

Install Rails

Install 2x4 rails between posts so you have a nailing surface for the skirting. Cut lattice to size with a circular saw guided by a long straightedge. Attach the skirting with short deck screws after drilling pilot holes to prevent splitting. Trim the edges with 1x stock for a more finished look.

Frame Access Openings

Step 2

Frame Access Openings

Frame storage access panels by first adding pressure-treated 4X4s across the bottom of the open area. Predrill the 4x4s for rebar and drive 18-inch lengths of rebar through them to hold them in place.

Make Access Panels

Step 3

Make Access Panels

Make the panels by framing lattice with 1x trim. Hinges aren't necessary. Just install sliding bolts or hook-and-eye hardware to hole the panel in place. Use brass or other rust-resistant hardware.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

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