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02-13-2012, 10:13 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

02-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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A picture would be nice.
Why not just use vinyl lattice with 1" spacing? No priming and painting.

 02-13-2012, 10:27 PM #3 Newbie   Join Date: Feb 2012 Posts: 3 Rewards Points: 10 Fair point. Here is a photochop mock up. I am using those numbers for simplicity. Want to figure out how to do this right.

 02-13-2012, 10:36 PM #4 Member   Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: Hartfield VA Posts: 34,590 Rewards Points: 14,312 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.
 02-13-2012, 10:42 PM #5 Member   Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: Hartfield VA Posts: 34,590 Rewards Points: 14,312 http://www.ehow.com/how_6704269_calc...r-spacing.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.
 02-14-2012, 05:44 PM #6 Member   Join Date: Jan 2012 Location: Southern Minnesota Posts: 113 Rewards Points: 77 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 re-divide 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?
 02-14-2012, 05:58 PM #7 Newbie   Join Date: Feb 2012 Posts: 3 Rewards Points: 10 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?
 02-14-2012, 07:26 PM #8 retired union carpenter   Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: PA Posts: 323 Rewards Points: 250 start in the middle and work both ways up and down? __________________ as always, just my thoughts good luck....coupe/Larry take what helps? ignore the rest.
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Take the mirror down and rehang at the required height!

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