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My first trellis!

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 06-23-2010 05:07 AM 1412 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My first trellis!
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I finally decided to make my own trellis! I added chicken wire so my clematis plant can have something good to climb up on. I used oak and stained the wood. This will give my birds a little protection and added a nice touch to my feeder area. Thanks for looking!
Krum





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#1 posted 06-23-2010 05:22 AM

Good job Cathy a great trellis.

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#2 posted 06-23-2010 05:28 AM

good job cathy here lately i have been hung up on building outside projects

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 09:23 AM

Hi Krum, Good to see you are still playing with wood and having fun. Nice trellis but what a lot of bowls in that tree trunk.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 06-23-2010 01:44 PM

I like this. How did you join the “stems” at the bottom?

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#5 posted 06-23-2010 03:40 PM

nice cathy/ i like that.

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 03:46 PM

Kathy,sorry I didn’t add the picture.(Look up trellis and you can see what I did.) I took the strips and laid them out on the shop floor and fanned it to where I liked it. I made sure I had them spaced even and the top cross piece ended up being 4 feet and at the bottom I put them against each other. I marked the ends straight across to even them up and cut them before I nailed anything.

I also drilled a hole on the ends of the bottom crosspiece. This way I could put a bar on the sides to drive into the ground to make sure it wouldn’t move and ruin the plant. Then I marked 4 inches up and nailed the crosspiece on with a one inch overhang. Then went back to the top and put 4 inches over hang on the crosspiece ends and also all the top pieces. Working down every 14 inches to the next piece. As I went down I just lessen the over hangs. Kind of just winged it really. I guess I was a little excited making it and should have added the wire under the crosspieces. But that’s how you learn right? LOL

Bob, that tree is the only one I really have to hang my feeders! I don’t know how much longer it will stand but I had my hubby cut the top off I could at least keep most of it there. I have plenty of wood that I can’t use so this one stays! LOL
Thanks for the comments!
Krum

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 04:30 AM

Nice trellis.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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