Wall Grape Trellis

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Project by Cantil3v3r posted 09-21-2009 08:02 PM 69788 views 27 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wall grape trellis that I built a couple weeks ago, but finally got the pictures together. It is constructed out of all heartwood Redwood. I didn’t end up putting any finishes on it as I wanted it to naturally age, and didn’t want it to affect the grapes in any way. After planning it out it only took me a day to build and put it in. The vines are loving it and happily growing and staying off of the house.

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 08:08 PM

Nice work! Right up my alley, too. I love a nice trellis and this one is beautiful.

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 08:09 PM

Looks very well made.

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 08:36 PM

‘that is a fine looking trellis! Does it remove for cleaning and painting? It looks like it might.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 08:52 PM

stefang – I have one wall anchor into it, and it is sitting in 2 post holders that are somewhat hidden by the river rock so if it does get damaged, beaten up by the weather, or I simply want to replace it I can.

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#5 posted 09-21-2009 09:29 PM

Great work!

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#6 posted 09-21-2009 11:42 PM

Very nice. maybe some morning glories mixed in there would look nice.

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

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#7 posted 09-22-2009 01:19 AM

That came out great!
Let’s see a pic of those vines a year from now!

-- Eric, central Florida

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#8 posted 09-22-2009 01:43 AM

Well done. Red seedless grapes? Any provision for netting to keep the birds out of the near-ready to pick grapes? That was my problem. Nice arbor. Great vines. Birds ravished the harvest and then they would hang around and gloat. Refreshed, they proceeded to bombard the car. But, the arbor was nice.

Nicely designed and built. Simple eloquence.

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

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#9 posted 09-22-2009 03:14 AM

Looks great. I’m holding out for the wine! lol

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#10 posted 09-22-2009 04:05 AM

Did you hear it through the grape vine…This is cool.

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#11 posted 09-22-2009 12:49 PM

Nice Trellis!

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#12 posted 09-22-2009 05:38 PM

That’s a beautiful trellis. Great looks with great functionality.


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#13 posted 09-22-2009 05:39 PM

huff – you are going to be waiting a while for that wine since these are my table grapes. I built a proper two tiered trellies around the side for my 6 Primitivo vines (genetically equivalent to Zinfandel).

dustyal – I have 2 Crimson seedless (red) and 1 Thompson seedless (green). To be honest I havn’t put much thought to the birds since all of the vines have just been planted this year. I will definitley give it some thought though for both of my trellises.

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#14 posted 09-23-2009 04:30 PM

I love your trellis… you should sell these.

-- Sam

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#15 posted 05-18-2010 04:43 AM

how did you attach the grid to the vertical 4 x posts?

Great trellis by the way. It looks great!!

-- Jean, Colorado, find time to make some dust!

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