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Easy DIY: Making Your Own Trellis
By Two Zero One on Jul 22, 2013
While shopping for trellises, I noticed that even simple ones costed $25 or more... so I decided to make one myself using affordable strapping wood! This project is very easy and affordable, and only takes an hour to make -- not including the time the glue needs to dry. In the end, you will end up with a garden trellis that is 62 inches tall and 32 inches wide.
6 - 1”x 2” x 8’
- Gorilla wood glue
- Items to weight down trellis while glueing, or clamps
DIY Trellis Instructions
1. Cut boards with mitre saw
Five 1x2's, cut to 62” in length
Seven 1x2's, cut to 32” in length
2. Arrange five 62” boards vertically, evenly spaced in 32". Place one 32” board horizontally at the top. Then, measure down 6 inches and place the next board. Continue doing this until you have placed all seven 32” boards.
4. Carefully glue horizontal boards to vertical boards using wood glue. Place weights (or use clamps) on the trellis, to help the glue set. I used some of my free weights, but you could easily place large heavy books, etc..
6. After the glue has set, place the trellis in your garden.
Garden Trellis // Total: $6
Six boards at 1x2x8 from Home Depot - $6
Wood Glue - we already had some (it costs around $6)blog comments powered by Disqus