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w04C_Basic_Trellis - 5 Cut the top piece to the same width...

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Basic Trellis Trellises can add visual (and vertical!) interest to your garden. Follow these steps to build a simple one: 1. Determine where you will place the trellis and what type of plant it will support. 2. Assess what size trellis you will need. 3. Purchase redwood, cedar, or pressure-treated lumber. For a simple trellis, use 5/8- inch by 1 1/2-inch pieces for the uprights and crosspieces, 2-by-2s for the side pieces and bottom of the frame, and a 2-by-6 or 2-by-8 for the top piece. 4. Cut the upright pieces and lay them on the floor in your chosen design. Then cut the crosspieces, space them evenly on the uprights, and add a little waterproof glue. Finally, attach the pieces with nails or screws.
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Cut the top piece to the same width as the grid. 6. Cut the side pieces to measure the length of the grid plus the top piece. 7. Attach the side pieces to the sides of the top of the frame with glue and countersunk deck screws. 8. Put the grid into the frame between the side pieces. The back of the grid should sit evenly with the back of the frame; the front of the frame will be a little wider than the grid. 9. Cut a 2-by-2 piece of lumber the width of the grid and slide it into place on the bottom of the grid. Attach with glue and deck screws. 10. Install the trellis in the desired location and add plants....
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