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trellis with planter boxes the I made for storm damaged branches.

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I look for branches that are close to the same thickness, cut them to about 16-18 inches and first screw them together with wood screws then go over the screws with jute string. The overhead front of the trellis header has the word "welcome" that I made with sticks and short screws . The planter boxes are thick branches that I cut in half and nailed together so that the trellis will fit inside of them. I did use some 3 1/2" plastic pipes to slide the trellis into so it doesn't rot in the dirt. We had a tornado and I got to get all the branches I wanted and the trellises sell like crazy!
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  • Susan S
    Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    on May 23, 2012

    Now aren't YOU the clever one!!! I love this idea and you did a fantastic job. The wagon wheel bench is stationary, right?? At first I thought it was a swing and wondered just how much weight that trellis could support since the branches weren't exactly large. I get it now . . . . ;~)

  • Sandra L
    Sandra L
    on May 23, 2012

    Yes, the bench is stationary. But I am thinking about trying to make a bench to go with the trellis

  • Sandra L
    Sandra L
    on May 23, 2012

    Thank you so much for the compliment.

  • Susan S
    Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    on May 23, 2012

    You're VERY welcome. Just my humble opinion, but I rather like the contrast of the color of the existing bench with your trellis. Just sayin . . . You gonna put some posies in those planters? I can see a mixture of something like the green spikes for a little height, something trailing down over the planters and some bright pops of red begonias or geraniums.

  • Meg S
    Meg S Arlington Heights, IL
    on May 23, 2012

    Love this one. talk about natural art...it is amazing what one can make from nature! just beautiful!

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