Pyramid Trellis

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Project by firecaster posted 03-29-2009 07:54 PM 6124 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are some simple trellises I make occasionally. I’ve sold a few wholesale. Don’t make as much money that way but there is much less aggravation. I make them in 4’, 6’, and 8’. These are 6’. They are made with PT 2×2s and 1×2s.
I’m putting these on the Garden Tender site so I thought I’d show them here also.
I left the picture sideways because I couldn’t figure out how to make them fit the size requirement when I took it taller than wider.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#1 posted 03-29-2009 08:10 PM

Now those are cool. An adaptation of those is going in my garden this year. Think I’ll put a hinge at top to make storage during the winter easier. Great trellis. Hope you don’t mind me copying the design for my own use. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 08:56 PM

I agree. These are really cool! Love the feel of the design, a lot. I would think it would be a very successful garden design item. Hard for me to tell if it is ‘form over function’ or ‘function over form’. In either case a successfully cohesive mix!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#3 posted 03-30-2009 12:59 AM


Now that is really unique bet they be good in the garden for running beans or vines like cumcumbers.

Good for the flowers with runners too

Guess what in Michigan it is snowing right now. The cold great white north is still here till June.

Great Job on the Project!


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#4 posted 03-30-2009 04:26 AM

My wife and I saw a similar pair at Lowes today. She wants me to make some (those did not have the copper top which mine definitely will have after seeing yours). These are for my veggie garden so I will not use PT lumber. I had already thought about using cypress but using re-bar to put them into the ground. I like bamasawduster’s idea about the hinges to make storage easier, but that might not work as well if I used copper (or galvanize) to protect the upper ends and for aesthetics. I made a trellis out of copper pipe last summer but it is for flowers since I will need several and copper was sky high then.
Thanks for posting.

-- jstegall

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 03:43 AM

Good design. I too will probably mimic for my garden this year. Thanks.

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#6 posted 03-31-2009 03:59 AM

Thanks for the comments. But I didn’t design this. I found this in a magazine I picked up that had several weekend type projects. I’m sorry if I mislead you.

John, seeing the price Lowes charges for thinner wood and staples is what made me decide to build these. Also, I found a report from an ag college that said the chemicals leaching from pt to the soil is very little and they no longer use arsenic. I went ahead and built my raised bed from pt after reading what they said.

Minuteman, We didn’t have but one snow flurry down here this year. I saw it snow in June one time. But I was in Wyoming.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 04:59 PM

These look great , but my neck hurts now …I like the addition of the copper cap and they look as though they’ll last forever. Great job done by you no matter where the plans originated : )
Have a wonderful weekend with your Eagle Scouts. ...You’re a lucky man to have both of them interested in such a fine and honorable thing as Scouting . I’m sure that you’re very proud of both of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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