Garden Trellis from Salvaged Wood
By Blue Roof Cabin on Jun 12, 2012
I built the pallet gate last month and thought it needed something above it. I used wood salvaged from the old garage we tore down last summer. Since the pallet gate is so beefy I thought 2 x 4 's would be the ticket. I needed four. The project only took me about three hours and I completed it in one day which is almost unheard of for me.
I started by measuring the angle of the potting shed roof because I wanted to duplicate that. It was 120 degrees so I cut four 2 x 4's at 60 degrees at each end.
To attach the pieces at the peak I drilled pocket holes into the boards. Since I was handling this thing by myself it helped keep everything tightly together.
Then I cut a chunk of a 4 x 4 and sandwiched it between the two angle pieces putting the pocket holes to the inside. I used four screws on each side.
For the 2 x 2's I ripped the leftover pieces of 2 x 4's with my table saw. Of course you could just buy 2 x 2's. Then I had to do math to figure out the spacing. They are spaced 8 1/2" on center and are 18" long.
I drilled holes and used bolts to secure the trellis to the posts.
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