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02132012, 11:13 PM  #1 
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Latice spaces calculation
Hi all
My math aint the best (I am being polite here) so i need some help figuring out something. I am in process of building a horizontal lattice structure to fill the niche in the bathroom. Its height is 100" and lattice pieces i have are 2" wide each. Wife wants ~1" slits between them. So..... How do i do this so all of the slits are same size and yet i do not end up with like 1/4" strip at the end because full 2" does not fit? Thanks a ton! Eugene Advertisement 
02132012, 11:17 PM  #2 
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A picture would be nice.
Why not just use vinyl lattice with 1" spacing? No priming and painting. Advertisement 
02132012, 11:27 PM  #3 
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Fair point. Here is a photochop mock up.
I am using those numbers for simplicity. Want to figure out how to do this right. 
02132012, 11:36 PM  #4 
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Totaly differant then what I was picturing. I'ts your house and of course you can do as you please, but that's going to be nothing but be a dust trap.
Warm moist dust laden air is going to just lay on top of that mess. Use striped vinyl wall paper or just paint the lines. 
02132012, 11:42 PM  #5 
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http://www.ehow.com/how_6704269_calc...rspacing.html
This shows how to space ballisters but the princable is the same. Where it says in rule 5 to measure the lengh of the rail, just measure from back splash to top of wall instead. 
02142012, 06:44 PM  #6 
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Using your example, 1 strip + 1 space= 3". You have 100" total. There will be an ending strip at the top that does not have a space after it so subtract that from the 100" to get 98". Divide 98" by 3"=32.6666 sets ( a strip + a space). Round that up or down to an even number, say 33 sets. Now redivide 98" by 33 = 2.9696 or 2 31/32" per set. So you would make some 31/32" spacers to put between your 2" strips, get out your magnifying glass and calipers and start installing. You should end up within 1/64" + or  1" by the time you get to the top...just kidding. The accuracy of your mark out lines and consistancy of your 2" strips will determine the outcome. Is that as clear as mud?

02142012, 06:58 PM  #7 
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Yep clear as brown water
However there is a complication I need those latices to be in line with the top and bottom of the mirror to make it look good. So, this would make it a bit more challenging as it will present this as 3 different zones. Suggestions? 
02142012, 08:26 PM  #8 
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start in the middle and work both ways up and down?
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