Planter box/Trellis

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This was my weekend project for my mother’s back patio. A previous trellis of store-bought diagonal slats had disintegrated in a big wind storm, so I went searching for LJ’s examples of trellis designs. I found a beauty from the Woodgal and adapted it to my space (Thanks, Woodgal.) I had to use the existing pressure-treated posts, and fit between them the 3/4” copper tubing that supports the uprights. All in all, I think it worked well enough. Barely visible is a red hook for a hanging planter, under the right side of the top crosspiece. A basket will fill that open space on the right. It was a good day’s work!


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#1 posted 07-06-2010 04:17 AM

Very nice Barb it has a great eye appeal, I like the rustic feel and rocks it just all comes together.


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#2 posted 07-06-2010 05:50 AM

That’s a handsome structure and I also like the log cabin!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 07-06-2010 06:44 AM

Thank you Jim and Mellie. The log cabin is a double-car garage I’ve taken over as my shop.


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#4 posted 07-06-2010 06:48 AM

Nice addition, perfect for climbers to make a great screen.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 07:41 AM

Well done Barbs, I’m sure your Mom is pleased with it.

Thanks for sharing.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#6 posted 07-06-2010 09:44 AM

That’s a real nice addition Barbs & it’ll only get better when the flowers arrive
Like that cabin by the way I thought they only existed in westerns bet it a real cool place to live

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#7 posted 07-06-2010 10:32 AM

Great job Barb! Like the copper you incorparated into this. I’m kinda jealous of how cool this log home looks from what I can see of it. I have always wanted a log home. Not pratical in Southern Califonia though with the termites LOL …..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 07-06-2010 11:59 AM

Very nice. That’s quick work!

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#9 posted 07-06-2010 12:04 PM

great rustic trellis/planter..I enjoyed seeing your log garage..I built my house from the same type of logs..flat on sides, so one has flat walls. Has served me well in 40-50 below zero winters. Enjoy your “new” garden space

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#10 posted 07-06-2010 01:14 PM

great touch , barbs .

looks like it will last this time .

and it looks great !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 07-06-2010 02:55 PM

Nice touch with the copper. That should weather gracefully as well, with a bit of time.

How did you attach the copper pipe to the posts… I can’t tell from the picture?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 07-06-2010 03:04 PM

Thank you, everyone. Jonathan, I just had to line up parallel holes in both posts for the pipe to fit into. This design would be simple if assembled in the shop as one piece, but gave me some trouble in lining everything up using the existing posts already well-sunk! Deeper holes on one side to slide the unit left, then right into shallow holes was the simplest way to go. Marking them took four hands, though.
Yes, my mother loves it. Poor mother. It only took me eight months to find a new design and complete it!


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#13 posted 07-06-2010 03:34 PM

I like it, that turned out nice. When it’s covered with flowers, post another picture.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 07-06-2010 08:11 PM

That’s really nice. So great when we can use or talents for the betterment and enjoyment of our loved ones. Super addition…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 01-13-2011 10:24 PM

Hey Barbs…..that turned out really nice. Great job. I bet Mom loves it very much not only because it looks great but the fact that you were the one who made it for her.

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