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vine trellis for neighbors

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Project by harum posted 07-17-2014 07:21 PM 1489 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a redwood trellis for our neighbors to support their passion flower vine which has recently collapsed. The size: 6’6” tall, 40” wide. It’s finished with one coat of redwood color penetrating oil; I considered marine spar varnish for finish, but the redwood is very soft. I thought the varnish film would get scratched and dented easily.

In this design no screws or nails are used, except for attaching the bottom rail to the end grain of the legs. The entire structure is held together by half lap or dado joints fortified by polyurethane glue.

The lattice is made of 3/4” by 1/2” stock, the frame—1-1/2” by 2”.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."





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hhhopks

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 09:15 PM

Nice, really nice!
You can’t buy any decent size trellis at the gardening center.
This one is well made.

Will you be my neighbor?

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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harum

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 10:00 PM

Thanks! Yes, this has been my experience too: all this backyard furniture and other garden woodwork in the stores is either flimsy or marked up too much…

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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Randy_ATX

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 02:52 AM

I like it. Nice work.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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harum

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 03:48 AM

Thanks! I have just installed the trellis in the neighbors’ backyard; they seem to be happy with the outcome. The planks in the lattice are 7 in. apart.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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