Hot Time, Summer In The Suburbs

Written by Alex Svetlovsky // Posted Under: DIY, Outdoors on 22 July 2013

While shopping for trellises I noticed even simple ones cost $25 or more, so I decided to make one myself using affordable strapping wood. This project is very easy and affordable, and 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.

 DIY Garden Trellis


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


DIY Trellis Instructions

1. Cut boards with miter saw

5 - 1”x 2” to 62” in length

7 - 1”x 2” to 32” in length

DIY Garden Trellis

2. 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.

DIY Garden Trellis

 4. 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 Trellis

6. After the glue has set, place the trellis in your garden.

DIY Garden Trellis


Garden Trellis // Total: $6

6 - 1”x 2” x 8’ from Home Depot $6
Wood Glue - we already had some (it costs around $6)
Alex Svetlovsky

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