A hot tub is a relaxing addition to almost any living environment. With some simple tools and easy-to-find lumber, you can build an attractive, cost-effective enclosure to enhance the enjoyment of your hot tub. No major construction is required. Mastery of simple, basic skills and materials and standard tools will allow you to create a useful privacy structure. Embellish it with paint, hanging baskets or flowering plants and climbing vines.

Step 1

Measure a 10 feet by 10 feet square and pound the stakes into the four corners.

Step 2

Dig a 5-inch wide, 2-foot deep hole at each corner and pour 2 inches of pea gravel into the bottoms of the holes.

Step 3

Position the posts in the holes and fill with cement. Allow the cement to dry overnight.

Step 4

Nail or screw the boards at the top edges of the posts, on the inside of the posts.

Step 5

Assemble eight frames from the 2-inch by 2-inch pieces of lumber. One frame consists of two 8-foot pieces connected by the 3-foot pieces at the top, middle and bottom.

Step 6

Position two frames on the outside of each post and screw them to the posts to form the corners of the enclosure.

Step 7

Nail the lattice sections to the outside of the frames.

Step 8

Nail or screw the 5 12-foot boards, equally spaced and parallel to each other, to the top of the enclosure.