Traditional and timeless: Estate Lattice

Cape May Estate Lattice

There exists a nearly endless supply of “premium” lattice products on the market today – in virtually every available material: wood, vinyl, PVC, metal, etc. Most of the non-wood vendors tout maintenance-free benefits of their product, but can’t measure up to Woodway’s time-honored tradition of excellence.

In addition to our traditional diagonal and square lattice offerings in Western Cedar, treated and painted wood, we’re proud of our historically accurate Estate Lattice products – which stand on their own as traditional patterns, but also feature modern production techniques.

Woodway Estate Lattice is a premium product which uses stainless steel brads instead of staples, so even the back side of the panel is virtually blemish-free – a noteworthy benefit for high-end applications. Our Estate Lattice – in Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and Redwood – is kiln dried and moulded, which makes it the perfect choice for all interior as well as exterior installations.

Catalina Estate Lattice

What makes Woodway Lattice & Screen different?

  • Opposed-angle stapling for maximum wood-hold
  • Glue-coated stainless steel fasteners in all Clear grades; 18 gauge, electroplated, galvanized and glue-coated steel fasteners in all other products
  • Fasteners set flush or countersunk, parallel to the grain for additional strength
  • All 4’ wide lattice panels are glued along at least four joint lines with industrial adhesive

Cape May Estate Lattice

An historically accurate, super-premium Douglas Fir panel, Cape May is the choice for jobs requiring the highest quality with a closer slat orientation. Kiln dried and moulded for a smooth, finished look. This airy, beautiful, square pattern lattice with wide and narrow lath provides an appropriate shade balance for any project where partial privacy and style are of equal importance.

Monterey Estate Lattice

Catalina and Monterey Estate Lattice

These airy, beautiful, square pattern lattices with wide and narrow lath provide an appropriate shade balance for any project where partial privacy and style are of equal importance. Catalina and Monterey are available in Western Red Cedar and Redwood, and sizes from 3’x6′ to 4’x8′.

Built by Professionals – our lattice story

In 1980, tired of the inferior materials available to their remodeling business, a group of professional contractors founded LWO Corporation, producers of the Woodway product line. They were determined to develop well-designed wood products that were durable, easy to install and beautiful to look at. Fortunately, at Woodway, we’re in the business of making wood products that not only perform well, but you look good, too. Our company was founded by craftsmen like you. We know that your customers want a high level of craftsmanship and quality design, at an affordable price. We help you make them happy.

Uncompromising Quality
Their original philosophy of putting quality above all other considerations has earned them a nationwide reputation as designers and manufacturers of superior wood products for the home and garden. We’re so proud of our product, that LWO Corp. offers a 20-year limited warranty on all lattice products!

Woodway Lattice is the industry standard for quality — no other lattice comes close. Woodway’s exacting, rugged standards are the only commercial lattice standards based on the Western Wood Products Association Lath Grading Rules. When combined with premium materials including Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir and Mahogany, it’s no wonder Woodway has become America’s best selling premium grade lattice.

Our History
Originally, our lattice products were built on a custom-built table and hand-made jig. As production and national demand increased, technological advancements were implemented – including an innovative panel trimming method which dramatically sped up the build process. Within a short span of less than five years, LWO had designed, developed and created custom lattice machines, capable of automatic gluing, stapling, trimming and cutting – believed at the time to be the first such machines in the United States. Today, our machines are capable of producing nearly 250 4′ x 8′ diagonal panels per hour.

Quality, right down to the staple
Woodway Lattice is opposed-angle stapled for maximum wood-holding contact. Staples in Clear grades are glue-coated stainless steel; all other grades use 18 gauge, electroplated, galvanized and glue-coated steel fasteners to resist rust and improve holding power. Fasteners are set flush or slightly countersunk, parallel to the wood grain and their points do not protrude through the face. In addition, all 4’ wide panels are glued along at least four joint lines with industrial adhesive to improve panel integrity and strength. Our premium Douglas Fir Estate panels use Stainless Steel brads in the place of staples. Each panel is visually inspected for quality before it leaves the line.

Environmental Sustainability
Western Red Cedar is the primary species used in Woodway products. The species offers proven environmental sustainability in addition to bringing warmth, longevity and authenticity to any project. WRC, as it is often referred to, has the lowest environmental impact when compared to other materials, such as brick and fiber cement. Studies have shown WRC to be a carbon neutral component of the construction process, helping projects achieve a wide range of certification goals. The environmental benefits have been recognized by the USDA and other independent bodies. The species is harvested from managed forests in the Pacific Northwest US and British Columbia.

Wood vs. plastic lattice

Woodway Square Privacy lattice

Lattice can be extremely beneficial in landscaping. As a fence, it provides privacy from neighbors, marks property lines and can also help camouflage unsightly necessities such as an air conditioner. When it comes to lattice materials, the two most common and readily available choices are plastic lattice and wooden lattice.

At Woodway, we’re partial to the benefits of natural wood lattice. Wooden lattice and fencing – specifically Western Red Cedar – can be painted or stained any color desired. Wooden lattice and fencing tend to be affordable and renewable. Because it is also a natural product, wooden lattice is more environmentally friendly than plastic lattice. We also offer treated lattice, to extend even more the life of our products.

Plastic or PVC lattice can be made to mimic the look of real wood. It is commonly available in many neutral shades including white, green, clay colors and wooden hues. Plastic lattice does not require regular sealing to protect it from moisture, and is rot and insect resistant.

Left untreated, wood lattice can become aged from the sun or other elements. Wood materials are also prone to damage from insects, mold and can rot away or warp, requiring replacement. If not stained or sealed, wooden lattice can “silver” (turn gray), which some people view as appealing.

Unlike wooden lattice, plastic lattice may not hold onto paint as well, making color choices limited unless a special spray paint that adheres to plastic and is specified for outdoor use. The spray paint can make the overall cost of installing the plastic lattice more expensive. Though plastic lattice is rot resistant, mildew and mold can grow over the top, requiring regular cleanings and additional maintenance. Over time, plastic lattice can become damaged and crack. Damaged plastic lattice is virtually impossible to repair and replace – meaning a cracked or broken piece of lattice requires complete and costly replacement.

So why choose Woodway lattice?
Quality lattice and screen are Woodway’s most reknowned products. As former contractors, our founders have always insisted on durability, style and craftsmanship in every lattice panel sold.

What makes Woodway Lattice & Screen different?

  • Opposed-angle stapling for maximum wood-hold
  • Glue-coated stainless steel fasteners in all Clear grades; 18 gauge, electroplated, galvanized and glue-coated steel fasteners in all other products
  • Fasteners set flush or countersunk, parallel to the grain for additional strength
  • All 4’ wide lattice panels are glued along at least four joint lines with industrial adhesive
  • Our founders’ ideals have resonated with contractors nationwide, making Woodway Lattice the best selling premium grade lattice panels in the United States.

Choose the Right Lattice for your project
Woodway Lattice is available in Clear, No. 1, and Select grades and a variety of wood species. Western Red Cedar, Redwood, Douglas Fir and Mahogany lattice offer natural rot and pest resistance. Treated lattice panels are also offered in a number of styles. Most styles of Woodway lattice are sold in 4’ x 8’ sheets, while smaller sized sheets are also available.