Kathy Gentry
Kathy Gentry
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  • Mocksville, NC
Asked on Jul 29, 2013

Making a wood trellis out of tree branches

Phil MillerSpheramid EnterprisesBeazerBea
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i want to make a trellis out of tree branches and natural wood
5 answers
  • BeazerBea
    on Jul 29, 2013

    @kathgentry First I "WOOD" suggest using a hard wood, such as oak. Look on line find some photos of what you like in a wood trellis. Gather as many long, large branches as you can. It will get messy from this point, wipe down the branches with dawn dish soap 1/2 soap/1/2 water, get branches wet- to remove any little dwellers ,, I like to use a trash can to stand upright, make your shape, drill holes for screws, screw in place and enjoy. Good luck...don't give up- and send pics when your done.

  • Becky Blue
    on Jul 29, 2013

    @BeazerBea, Thanx for this tip. I have been wanting to use branches for a deco. project for some time,but every time I brought branches into the house,I kept finding little tiny piles of saw dust on my floor. I tried raid type product but to no avail,so I will try this. Dawn dis soap is so much more cost effective :) guess I need to trim some tree's out front! ;D I will try to post pics when all done. thanx again.

  • BeazerBea
    on Jul 30, 2013

    Love to see the pics. :)

  • Spheramid Enterprises
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Not just any wood, even oak, needs to be White Oak. Or Locust, cypress, cedar , walnut heart, cherry heart ( the sap wood will slough off in time) . If you want the bark to remain as long as possible harvest the branches in winter, if you want it to be peeled harvest when the sap is up in summer.

  • Phil Miller
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Cypress, cedar and mahogany are woods that do not rot in the open air and rain. Choose one of these for your trellis.

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