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Project by grimejr posted 1937 days ago 9471 views 23 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trellis made from cedar and copper tube.

The flowers growing on the triangular trellis are called Mandevilla. It is by far my favorite flower. I drag the pots and trellises inside every winter to keep them going…this will be the 3rd season.

I am thinking of trying to sell some of the triangular pot trellises at a local farmers market. Anyone have an idea on how much $$ I could/should ask for them?





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musician

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#1 posted 1937 days ago

That is one more good-looking trellis!

-- Joe,Texas,www.woodworkerJoe.com

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1937 days ago

Great job on the trellis! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Tom Goodman

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#3 posted 1937 days ago

This is very cool ! I always liked the idea of incorporating copper and wood but never on a trellis.

It looks great!

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1936 days ago

Beautiful trellis, are those morning glories growing on it?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1936 days ago

Good work much both are much nicer than the average trellis.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 1936 days ago

Beautiful designs. The copper is super. Very beautiful accents to the gardens. Think I’ll favor those. Thanks…....

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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grimejr

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#7 posted 1936 days ago

All…thanks for the positive comments.

The flowers growing on the triangular trellis are called Mandevilla. It is by far my favorite flower. I drag the pots and trellises inside every winter to keep them going…this will be the 3rd season.

I am thinking of trying to sell some of the triangular pot trellises at a local farmers market. Anyone have an idea on how much $$ I could ask for them?

How to grow Mandevilla:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2069805_grow-mandevilla.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

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dustyal

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#8 posted 1935 days ago

Well done… put the price at what the market will support… good question as to how to price something. Materials cost incl S&H. What, 20%-30% of materials cost for consumables… sandpaper, screws, finish. Hourly labor rate plus payroll benefits (taxes, paid vacation time, 401K, health ins, etc). Shipping to the farmer’s market, and the stall cost recovery…. the list goes on.

another approach… give one to the Farmer’s market and let them auction it off as a fund raiser. Then, take the value they receive as a charitable contribution tax deduction?

Or, keep things simple… hobby and one of a kind only! Thinking about your question gave me a headache, but now my wife wants one….

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Napaman

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#9 posted 1935 days ago

these are great!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 1935 days ago

The value a charity receives cannot be deducted by the artist, as far as I know. Only the cost of materials. Not even your time. As far as I’ve been told. Maybe someone knows the rules better.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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jcees

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#11 posted 1538 days ago

Nice work! The missus would dig a few of these for sure. Thanks for posting.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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woodman1962

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#12 posted 1279 days ago

Really nice work might have to make a few for around here.

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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flippedcracker

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#13 posted 1030 days ago

Wow, I really like these.

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