As I look out my office window I see this beautiful garden trellis, but it has not always been a beautiful view. When I started my search for a ready-made garden screen trellis none of them were large enough and the prices were over budget. I found one at Lowe's, but it was only 6 feet 9 inches wide priced at $289.00 and I needed 3 of them so that would have been $867. If I was going to have a trellis I had to make it so I draw up a plan and went lumber shopping to see if I could make it for less. It cost $322.00 to make so loaded up my truck and the Garden Trellis DIY project was underway.
Garden Trellis DIY
Learn how to build a stunning garden trellis! Add both beauty and privacy to your yard. It is an easy and inexpensive way to hide ugly areas and add value to your home with curb appeal.
Before garden trellis:
My view before the trellis was uninspiring and downright ugly. I wanted something really amazing and inspiring. I had been thinking about doing something for a few years and I never put it at the top of my to-do list until now.
I thought I would just replace this old rotten fence with the garden screen trellis, but as you can see the unsightly storage including trash cans would be exposed. So I went back to planning the fence/trellis. I had to replace the privacy fence to hide my neighbor's trash and storage it was not the look I wanted, but I could live with it.
After cutting your lumber use a flat surface and start assembling the trellis according to the downloadable instructions.
Before going any further check the diagonal measurements to make sure they are the same.
Attaching the bottom back board (do the same for the top). See the printout for more instructions.
Grab your free Garden Screen Trellis plans by filling out the form HERE!
I choose some jasmine to climb and two cone shaped bushes. After planting those I planted moon flower and morning glory seeds between the jasmine so it would fill in the trellis this summer with flowers and greenery.
Adding Special Details:
I really liked how it turned out, but I could only enjoy it during the day and I wanted to see it at night too, so what could I do? I thought of making some lanterns using our famous lantern pattern and adding solar light inside it. I love the cracked shadow pattern these solar globes make. Checkout my super easy tutorial on lantern making HERE!
Beautiful nighttime view!
The vines and the wood trellis are a great look instead of that old rotting fence that was in its place. This trellis also adds value to our home.
From an unsightly view to a magical view in less than a day of work. Read the full post HERE!
Please note all wood is pressure treated
The garden trellis screen looked great, but I wanted to add some more details. A hanging planter was what I decided to add to both ends with simple brackets.
- 1 x 4 x 8 (4 per panel) (Home Depot)
- 1 x 2 x8 (13 per panel) (Home Depot)
- 2 x 2 x 8 (11 per panel) (Home Depot)
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