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Project by gizmodyne posted 04-24-2007 05:08 AM 2293 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we went to England last summer I saw a trellis at Kew Gardens

I decided to build a copy to hide my neighbors back house, so I studied my photos and drew out some plans for the trellis.

The three uprights are pressure treated. I notched out each trellis at the top and bottom with a circular saw to accomodate the 2 x material. All of the actual trellis pieces were my first resaw job on the bandsaw.

The trellis is assembled with countersunk deck screws and outdoor narrow crown staples.
In one photo you can see plugs that I cut to cover the screw heads. They still need a sanding.

It took about a weekend to build. Just waiting for the plants to fill in.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne





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Wooder

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#1 posted 04-25-2007 11:21 AM

Very cool! I helped my BIL do something simular a few years back. You love it when the plants fill in.

Good job!

-- Jimmy

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#2 posted 04-25-2007 03:54 PM

This give me a great idea. My back yard is the size of a postage stamp…It looks very similar to your situation here. Thanks for sharing with us!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 04-26-2007 02:58 AM

I need to build a trellis or arbor for screening as well…I like this…what vine are you going to grow on it?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 04-26-2007 03:02 AM

We are growing jasmine and sweet peas. We are trying to mix in veggies with the flowers this year.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#5 posted 04-26-2007 03:03 AM

I will post the plans if anyone is interested.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#6 posted 04-26-2007 03:11 AM

Thanks for posting. It looks like you have a nice sunny backyard and your plants will grow nicely. Oops, that is Kew Gardens. Hope you have good sun. We have many trees here. How did you anchor that puppy? Don’t forget to update the pix with the plants growing. Hey you could have pictures with all four seasons…Oh you are in California; two seasons then. :-)

-- John

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 04-27-2007 05:43 AM

The uprights are anchored in concrete and gravel. That is the worse part: hole digging.

I can live with two seasons.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 04-27-2007 01:57 PM

Very attractive,
We never get bored with our four seasons, except our summers could be a little longer.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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