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Project by Scott Rhoades posted 07-01-2011 09:11 PM 1540 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had a big blank section of wall on the outside of our house by the front door so I made a trellis out of treated lumber. Ripped some full dimension 1×6 decking down to 1”x 1” strips (with the help of my lovely wife on the outfeed side). Two carriage bolts through the strips at the bottom then just spread them out and screw to the cross pieces. All the screws were put in from the rear to hide them. I painted the L brackets brown to blend into the shakes. Not a difficult project but it turned out nice and I needed to post something on here. :) I planted some sweet autumn clematis to cover it and to give us some more fall flowers.

-- Scott Rhoades

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 10:30 PM

Maybe not difficult but turn out very nice and i like the time you took to make it look like its just standing when in reality its attached to the house details are everything!!!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 11:53 PM

It looks great! I spanked one together out of some scrap a couple weeks ago on an impulse and mine is almost exactly like yours, I just forgot to put some curve in the uprights. I wish I would have!


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Scott Rhoades

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#3 posted 07-02-2011 12:12 AM

Thanks. Treated lumber is already so wet that it bends really easily. I could have spread the top another 3 feet before worrying about breaking the uprights.

-- Scott Rhoades

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#4 posted 07-02-2011 01:25 AM

Very nice! I look forward to seeing this when it’s covered in vines and flowers.


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