Garden Structures forum: Wooden Trellises

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Name: John Dyer
Louisville , Ky
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oldherbacious
Feb 6, 2010 3:40 PM CST
This is a trellis that is designed to screen my utility area

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Name: John Dyer
Louisville , Ky
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oldherbacious
Feb 6, 2010 3:44 PM CST
tis is the other side of it. I am changing the area inside of the screened in area from a compost pile and a cold frame to a small vegie garden. The area is screened by roses and clematis ...

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Name: John Dyer
Louisville , Ky
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oldherbacious
Feb 6, 2010 3:47 PM CST
These are trellis which are along the back side of the garden. The plan is to eventually have 11 or 12 of them . Each one has a climbing rose on it witha clematis between.

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BlissfulGarden
Feb 6, 2010 3:54 PM CST
John, those look great! It's so easy to appreciate the construction of them when they are bare in the snow, but I'd love to see pics of them this spring and summer when they are covered in blooms too!

How do you keep your trellises from rotting? I know that can be a problem with wooden construction. Did you use a special paint or treatment?
~Evey =)

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Name: John Dyer
Louisville , Ky
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oldherbacious
Feb 6, 2010 4:11 PM CST
Evey

These were built on my patio then hung in place on treated 4 by 4's. I hope to have some picures to show of them this spring.
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HollyAnnS
Feb 14, 2012 1:49 PM CST
Really nice trellises. I agree with Evey they look really good even bare they add some really nice winter interest.
I needed something pretty large for the side of my house where I wanted to plant climbing hydrangeas. So Ric designed this for me. He was going to build it but we were pretty busy at the time so one of our sons came over and did the building and install.
It will be fun to see how the hydrangeas do. It was so large that we planted a small boxwood between the posts which Ric will cut into some kind of Topiary shape one of these years.
It was built in two pieces and dado together. It would have been easier and quicker to just bolt the pieces together and it would have given it more dimension but it wouldn't have been quite as strong. I think if we were doing something like it again I would like to have the dado cuts a little shallower which would give the strength but with more dimension. It was a rather intricate pattern requiring a good bit of work. In the first picture (please ignore the messy work area) you can see the two pieces and some of the many cuts, that is Josh working on it.

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