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15+ Ways To Make A Trellis

Posted By Tipnut On March 18, 2011 @ 8:01 am In DIY Projects,Green Thumb Projects,Outdoors | 6 Comments

Here’s a bunch of ways you can make trellises for both vegetable gardens and flower beds, many are simple in design (and to make) while others are more detailed and fancy (with a bit of woodworking skill required). Quite a selection of materials used such as bamboo, wooden poles and sticks, lumber, wire mesh, etc. A couple of the projects below have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here for better organization. Enjoy!

digginfood.com

digginfood.com

With Wire Mesh [1]: Shares a tip to install panels of welded wire mesh along fencing.

Wood A-Frame [2]: With some plywood, hardware cloth, fasteners, basic tools, and a little time, you can fashion a hinged A-frame trellis to support peas, beans, tomatoes, or other vining plants.

vegetablegardener.com

vegetablegardener.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Invisible Tip [3]: Eyehooks screwed into siding or walls and networks of medium-gauge wire hold delicate vines. (Heavier climbers, such as roses, will need heavy-gauge wire.) Grid design examples included.

DIY Bamboo Project [4]: Made with several canes of bamboo in different diameters and lashing cord.

finegardening.com

finegardening.com

urbanfarmonline.com

urbanfarmonline.com

Portable Design [5]: Made with lumber and chicken wire. Free pdf tutorial download available.

Rustic Design [6]: Simple project made from prunings or substitute 1-by-1 stakes from the nursery or lumberyard. The finished structure is 7 feet 4 1/2 inches tall and 3 feet wide.

sunset.com

sunset.com

gardengatemagazine.com

gardengatemagazine.com

Topper Plans [7]: Three different designs to choose from to top a classic design trellis, free pdf downloads.

For Roses [8]: The instructions are for an eight-by-four-foot trellis with a three-quarter-inch thickness, the strips of wood are spaced three inches apart.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

myhomeideas.com

myhomeideas.com

Easy To Store [9]: When the season ends, either untie and store the trellis or leave it in place year-round for visual interest.

Rustic Ti-pi Tutorial [10]: Made with three to six poles, 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″ in diameter and 4′ to 7′ long, copper or galvanized steel wire and grapevines or flexible willow branches.

sunset.com

sunset.com

thisoldhouse.com

thisoldhouse.com

With Lattice Fencing [11]: Here’s how to turn lattice fencing and 2x4s into a three-panel focal point. Plan diagram included.

Bamboo & String Tee-Pee [12]: Made to accommodate peas and cucumbers using scrap bamboo sticks tied together with cotton string.

deirdrepope.com

deirdrepope.com

thisoldhouse.com

thisoldhouse.com

DIY Branch Project [13]: A nice tutorial showing how to use beech branches (or any hardwood cuttings) to create a trellis for a large pot or garden container.

Freestanding [14]: Ideal for climbing flowers and plants, finished size measures 3′ wide x 18″ deep x 6’3″ tall. Skill level: Intermediate.

lowescreativeideas.com

lowescreativeideas.com

sfseedlibrary.org

sfseedlibrary.org

Basic & Woven Stick [15]: (scroll down page) Two different types using branches that are assembled together with twine, wire or zip ties.

Decorative Wire [16]: Wire fencing is cut to length, rolled then painted metal straps are attached with 18-gauge wire.

lowescreativeideas.com

lowescreativeideas.com

bethevansramos.wordpress.com

bethevansramos.wordpress.com

Raspberry Rack [17]: Support bushes with this project made from cedar, vines will climb up and won’t get too unwieldy.

Vintage Tip

Coat Hanger Trellis

Coat Hanger Trellis

You can make a trellis for flowers or climbing plants, such as tomatoes, using old wire clothes hangers and a piece of narrow board.

Directions:

  • Sharpen end and drive in ground. Use staples (like for a wire fence) to fasten the hangers to the board.
  • Tie up plants with strip of old sheets.

It is soft and doesn’t cut in. Can be taken up and used for a long time.

Clean and paint before storing away for fall.

Source: Women’s Household, 1963


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[1] With Wire Mesh: http://www.digginfood.com/2009/03/inexpensive-diy-vegetable-trellis/

[2] Wood A-Frame: http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/8315/diy-a-frame-veggie-trellis

[3] Invisible Tip: http://www.marthastewart.com/273321/invisible-trellis

[4] DIY Bamboo Project: http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/build-a-bamboo-trellis.aspx

[5] Portable Design: http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/urban-farm-magazine-and-books/urban-farm-exclusives/build-portable-trellis.aspx?TicketGuid=

[6] Rustic Design: http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/make-rustic-trellis-00400000016338/

[7] Topper Plans: http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/54trellis/

[8] For Roses: http://www.marthastewart.com/267880/rose-trellis-with-paul

[9] Easy To Store: http://www.myhomeideas.com/how-to/weekend-projects/3-step-garden-trellis-10000001878759/index.html

[10] Rustic Ti-pi Tutorial: http://www.sunset.com/garden/tipi-trellis-project-00400000038477/

[11] With Lattice Fencing: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20269959,00.html

[12] Bamboo & String Tee-Pee: http://deirdrepope.com/my-garden-projects/garden_project_teepeetrellis/

[13] DIY Branch Project: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20264827,00.html

[14] Freestanding: http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Freestanding_Trellis.aspx

[15] Basic & Woven Stick: http://www.sfseedlibrary.org/seed-catalog/beans-and-peas/pea---wando

[16] Decorative Wire: http://lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Wire_Trellis_Towers.aspx

[17] Raspberry Rack: http://bethevansramos.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/raspberry-rack/

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