Raspberry Patch with Custom Trellis

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Project by ThorinOakenshield posted 09-16-2012 11:49 PM 31349 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This raised garden bed is made from pine and the Trellising is red cedar. We used 9 gauge wire (overkill I know but we had it on hand from the grape trellis system we are making. And we anchored the wire using these one way wire anchors.

We have 2 black berry plants on the close (or left) and two red raspberry varieties on the far side (or right). We will plant a golden raspberry in the middle.

All the trellis construction was done custom by me. :) We wanted something that was low maintenance, added value to our property and could grow something that anyone would want to eat. All the decorative cuts were done with the miter saw and a router. The cross beam dado cuts were done with the sliding miter saw.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 12:51 AM

Great job !
That trellis will work nicely too !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 01:48 AM

I do that same sort of trellis with tomatoes. Works like a charm!

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 01:33 PM

looks great. Too bad the raspberries are so misbehaved. You might have to widen the bed next year.

-- Stephen H -- If it ain't broke, it probalby still needs fixing....

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 07:48 PM

Simple yet an amazing idea and design, great work!

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 03:46 AM

Next year you’ll have a thousand plants. Nice trellis, but watch out for the birds. I had a ton of berries that were just barely ready and I was so excited….then looked out the window one morning and there was a flock of birds picking them off. They ate all the berries in a matter of minutes. Maybe they won’t be so bad in your neighborhood.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 12:21 PM

I’ve gone wireless with my raspberries, some serious 802.11n training was needed but they performed perfectly after the fact!

> whistles <

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 07:46 PM

I know it’s been awhile since you built this but I am looking to see if you could get me the dimensions of this. Size of bed, height of posts and length and height of cross arms

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#8 posted 03-02-2015 08:06 PM

Covered in snow right now but I am pretty sure that it is somewhere in the ballpark of 16-18ftft long X 2.3 ft wide. For reference, when looking at the pictures, I used a 4’‘x4’’ (3.5 X 3.5) piece of cedar for the posts. And the trellis appears to extend about 2 fence sections (see in background; each about 8ft if neighbor did it right). Hope that helps.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#9 posted 03-02-2015 10:33 PM

That’s perfect. Thanks for the response. Was the trellis tall enough to support the raspberries. I’m planning to build two of these this spring. If spring ever gets here!

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