Trellises are ideal for climbing vines and roses, and when combined with plenty of greenery and an adjoining picket fence, they make a charming addition to any yard or garden.
Here’s an easy do-it-yourself trellis project for woodworkers of all skill levels, even novices. This latticework trellis beautifies the yard and garden and enhances a home’s overall look, yet it takes only a day or two to finish.
The project stands about 8-1/2 feet tall and can go over a backyard walkway, near a front entrance or along the side of the house. The framing is built from simple cuts of 2-by-3 redwood and 1-by-8 pine, and the latticework from ready-made redwood laths.
The arbor trellis project requires just seven basic steps: Cut the wood to size, frame the sides, nail on the laths, build the archway piece (the “bonnet”), nail them together, plant the trellis in two 12-inch-deep trenches (no cement needed) and apply paint or stain.
The Arbor Trellis plan, No. 613, is $8.95 and includes step-by-step directions with 11 photos, a full-size traceable pattern for the bonnet and a complete shopping list and cutting schedule.
A package of four trellis plans, No. C120, is available for $21.95 and includes this plan plus three others. A catalog picturing hundreds of do-it-yourself projects is $3.95. Prices include postage and handling. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery (for rush delivery, add $1 per item up to $3 maximum and allow about one week).
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