DIY Garden Trellis

While shopping for trellises I noticed even simple ones cost $25 or more, so I decided to make DIY garden trellis using affordable strapping wood for Stephanie to use in her rose garden. This project is very easy and only costs $6. From start to finish it only takes an hour to make not including the time the glue needs to dry. In the end you will end up with a garden trellis that is 62 inches tall and 32 inches wide.


  • 6 – 1”x 2” x 8’
  • Gorilla wood glue
  • Items to weight down trellis while gluing, or clamps
  • Miter saw


Buy 6 – 1”x 2” x 8’ and cut boards with miter saw

  • 5 – 1”x 2” to 62” in length
  • 7 – 1”x 2” to 32” in length

DIY Garden Trellis

Arrange 5 – 1”x 2” x 62” boards vertically to be evenly spaced over 32”. Place one 32” board horizontally at the top, and measure down 6 inches and then place the next board. Continue doing this until you have placed all the 7 32” boards.

Easy DIY Garden Trellis

Carefully glue horizontal boards to vertical boards using wood glue. Place weights (or use clamps) on the trellis, to help the glue set. I used some of my free weights, but you could easily place large heavy books, etc..

DIY Garden TrellisAfter the glue has set, place your DIY trellis in your garden.
DIY Garden Trellis

Alex Svetlovsky
In his free time Alex loves to do home DIYs in particular anything that deals with construction or technology.
  • the cape on the corner

    lookin’ good!

    • Stephanie @ Two Zero One

      I agree, my rose hopefully will be much happier due to Alex’s diy.

  • Trisha D.

    Such a sweet project. The beau and I were scratching our heads on trellises for our garden a couple weeks back. Isn’t it great to dig in the scrap bin?

    • Alex @ Two Zero One

      Definitely was easier than I thought, and took practically no time for some nice results.

  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me

    Your idea comes in so handy that I’m pinning it! I’ve been looking for a trellis to get my clematis going and gave up on what was available. So happy to see this!

    • Alex @ Two Zero One

      I’m glad to hear it! It’s so easy to do and easy to modify to your needs… I don’t think I’ll buy a trellis again!

  • Tori

    So excited about this project! Your trellis turned out great and you have inspired me to make my own! It doesn’t look that hard! Thanks for sharing at Tell Me Tuesday and you are featured this week! :) -tori

    • Alex @ Two Zero One

      It really isn’t hard at all. You can make it even nicer if you stained the wood after putting it all together… which we are planning to do, but only once we decide on a colour for the fence itself!

      • Raylan @ One Project at a Time

        Post photos once the color is done. Are you going to paint it or use stain?

  • Dakota Creek Chic

    I love this, so great!! I am all for diy projects that save money!! I would love to invite you to share at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party :-)

  • Sande Sivani

    Totally Clever!! The gang over at My Personal Accent think your post about the DIY Trellis is Amazing!! We would like to invite you to party with us starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!!

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