How to Build a Trellis
Learn how to build a trellis with our easy step-by-step instructions. Make your own simple trellis in an afternoon, then plant your garden and watch it grow up.
Cultivate living wallpaper by training a flowering vine up a trellis stuck in the ground or mounted on an exterior wall. The result: a wall treatment that's lively as well as artistic—watch for the bees and butterflies to be drawn to the flowers. The possibilities for DIY trellises are endless.
Use rot-resistant wood, such as cedar or pressure-treated pine, to give your garden trellis durability. Use exterior-grade stain or primer and paint to protect your wooden trellis. Painting before you assemble pieces may spare you brushwork later, but may require touch-ups where screws have been inserted.
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