What is that material called ppl use instead of railing for their patios???

Here is a picture of what I'm talking about,
http://www.blaircompany.com/images/patio.6.gif
I'll give a brief explanation just in case. It usually comes in 4x8ft size, it's made up of thin wooden stips criss-crossing one another. Some people prefer to use this for their patio perimeter instead of using wooden posts and rails. Although they would have to build a frame in order to hold each piece. I'm not sure what else to say about it beside it's cheap :).
Thanks.
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Steve wrote:

better check with your code enforcement people before using it.. from the picture it looks like its being used on an elevated deck to protect the people from falling like a rail and the parts that go up to the rail to stop kids from falling out and down... in some area it might be used but in yours make sure as it might have to be replaced if not up to code.. its called lattice or latice.. its used to hold vines in the yard. pretty thin stuff, no strength......
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That depends. You can get lattice that's fairly substantial. A few years ago I used some lattice made of pressure treated 3/8" thick strips for a patio cover. It had to support itself across 2' spans without sagging. Still hasn't sagged. When I was putting it up I supported/leaned my upper body weight on the middle of spans and it didn't feel like it was giving.
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On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 17:28:58 -0500, jim evans

I bought some that was 1/2" thick. Supported it in frames about 4 feet square with a center brace so that the unsupported area was about two feet wide. Has worked out fine.
Bob
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Jim is right check codes, but it does come in different thicknesses, I beleive 2 ,, And with an air nailer anyone can make it tough ..I did .
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