patio trellis enclosure

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Project by aurora posted 05-20-2014 11:44 PM 1868 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

fun garden project to provide some patio privacy. couldn’t find a cheap post hole digger, so hand dug the post holes, erected 6×6 posts, bandsaw cut the post caps, used 2×6 post ties, and ripped down treated stock to 1.25×2 for lattice work. lots of screws. just planted a bunch of honeysuckle that i hope grows up and covers the lattice. was toying with wisteria, hops, grapes.

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 12:29 AM

Outdoor projects are one of the big reasons I am into woodworking. Gardening is my “other” hobby. I’m doing a second pergola this week so i was very excited to see your project. It looks really stellar. cutting the slats out of pressure treated is a no brainer- but i would have never thought of it! I think Honeysuckle is a good choice for what i can see, but it depending on the variety you planted and where you live in the country it can be considered an invasive species. (box stores sell invasive all the time, so checking the department of agriculture web is a good bet.) Here in Utah we are the second driest state so its pretty safe here- birds can spread those seeds into our sun scorched earth all they want. Also one cultivar you planted could be just fine. Wisteria one of my favorite too, but you really need something beefy to hold it up as it gets old. With as tight as your Lattice is on this structure i think the honeysuckle will have no trouble at all turning parts of it into a green wall. Best part of your choice in my opinion is the smell. With as much real-estate as you have- the SMELL on a warm summer night?? BBQ at aurora’s house!

-- Growing a full beard is proven to instantly improve your handtool skills...

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 01:00 AM

Wow, thats really nice; I’d love to have a nice patio at my place and something like this would be great to provide privacy. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 01:21 AM

Very nice design

-- Ray,Iowa

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 08:12 AM

Great work , Nice design on the slats very different which is a good thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 05-21-2014 09:23 AM

Well done mate. You have done great job pleasure to the eyes.

-- Dave -

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#6 posted 05-21-2014 09:49 PM

Looks good, nice design!

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#7 posted 05-21-2014 10:06 PM

Great job….lot of time invested you can tell that ….you are an artist

-- earl bennett

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#8 posted 05-22-2014 12:20 AM

Really nice job.

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#9 posted 05-22-2014 08:59 PM

Tremendous craftsmanship! That’s absolutely an exquisite work. Inspiring!

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#10 posted 05-23-2014 02:23 AM

Wow! That’s beautiful work! Lot’’s of wood in that project! I like wood! Good job!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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