DIY Garden Trellis

DIY Garden Trellis

While shopping for trellises I noticed even simple ones cost $25 or more, so I decided to make DIY garden trellis using affordable strapping wood for Stephanie to use in her rose garden. This project is very easy and only costs $6. From start to finish it only takes an hour to make not including the time the glue needs to dry. In the end you will end up with a garden trellis that is 62 inches tall and 32 inches wide.

MATERIALS

  • 6 – 1”x 2” x 8’
  • Gorilla wood glue
  • Items to weight down trellis while gluing, or clamps
  • Miter saw

DIY GARDEN TRELLIS INSTRUCTIONS

Buy 6 – 1”x 2” x 8’ and cut boards with miter saw

  • 5 – 1”x 2” to 62” in length
  • 7 – 1”x 2” to 32” in length

DIY Garden Trellis

Arrange 5 – 1”x 2” x 62” boards vertically to be evenly spaced over 32”. Place one 32” board horizontally at the top, and measure down 6 inches and then place the next board. Continue doing this until you have placed all the 7 32” boards.

Easy DIY Garden Trellis

Carefully glue horizontal boards to vertical boards using wood glue. Place weights (or use clamps) on the trellis, to help the glue set. I used some of my free weights, but you could easily place large heavy books, etc..

DIY Garden TrellisAfter the glue has set, place your DIY trellis in your garden.
DIY Garden Trellis

post by Alex Svetlovsky

26 Comments

  1. the cape on the corner
    July 22, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    lookin’ good!

  2. the cape on the corner
    July 22, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    lookin’ good!

  3. Trisha D.
    July 22, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    Such a sweet project. The beau and I were scratching our heads on trellises for our garden a couple weeks back. Isn’t it great to dig in the scrap bin?

  4. Trisha D.
    July 22, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    Such a sweet project. The beau and I were scratching our heads on trellises for our garden a couple weeks back. Isn’t it great to dig in the scrap bin?

  5. July 22, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    I agree, my rose hopefully will be much happier due to Alex’s diy.

  6. Gail@Purple Hues and Me
    July 22, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    Your idea comes in so handy that I’m pinning it! I’ve been looking for a trellis to get my clematis going and gave up on what was available. So happy to see this!

  7. Gail@Purple Hues and Me
    July 22, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    Your idea comes in so handy that I’m pinning it! I’ve been looking for a trellis to get my clematis going and gave up on what was available. So happy to see this!

  8. July 23, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Definitely was easier than I thought, and took practically no time for some nice results.

  9. Alex Svetlovsky
    July 23, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Definitely was easier than I thought, and took practically no time for some nice results.

  10. July 23, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    I’m glad to hear it! It’s so easy to do and easy to modify to your needs… I don’t think I’ll buy a trellis again!

  11. Alex Svetlovsky
    July 23, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    I’m glad to hear it! It’s so easy to do and easy to modify to your needs… I don’t think I’ll buy a trellis again!

  12. Tori
    July 29, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    So excited about this project! Your trellis turned out great and you have inspired me to make my own! It doesn’t look that hard! Thanks for sharing at Tell Me Tuesday and you are featured this week! 🙂 -tori

  13. Tori
    July 29, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    So excited about this project! Your trellis turned out great and you have inspired me to make my own! It doesn’t look that hard! Thanks for sharing at Tell Me Tuesday and you are featured this week! 🙂 -tori

  14. Dakota Creek Chic
    August 3, 2013 / 4:12 am

    I love this, so great!! I am all for diy projects that save money!! I would love to invite you to share at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party 🙂
    Shawna

  15. Dakota Creek Chic
    August 3, 2013 / 4:12 am

    I love this, so great!! I am all for diy projects that save money!! I would love to invite you to share at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party 🙂
    Shawna

  16. August 3, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    It really isn’t hard at all. You can make it even nicer if you stained the wood after putting it all together… which we are planning to do, but only once we decide on a colour for the fence itself!

  17. Alex Svetlovsky
    August 3, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    It really isn’t hard at all. You can make it even nicer if you stained the wood after putting it all together… which we are planning to do, but only once we decide on a colour for the fence itself!

  18. Sande Sivani
    August 9, 2013 / 3:25 am

    Totally Clever!! The gang over at My Personal Accent think your post about the DIY Trellis is Amazing!! We would like to invite you to party with us starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!! http://wp.me/P2Vf55-1K

  19. Sande Sivani
    August 9, 2013 / 3:25 am

    Totally Clever!! The gang over at My Personal Accent think your post about the DIY Trellis is Amazing!! We would like to invite you to party with us starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!! http://wp.me/P2Vf55-1K

  20. Raylan @ One Project at a Time
    November 30, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    Post photos once the color is done. Are you going to paint it or use stain?

  21. Raylan @ One Project at a Time
    November 30, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    Post photos once the color is done. Are you going to paint it or use stain?

  22. Alex
    October 7, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    What type of wood do you need to use for outdoors if you’re not staining/painting?

  23. October 7, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Many different types would work, in this example Spruce Pine Fir was used.

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