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Has anyone made their own trellis?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Pickles89, 3 Jun 2012.

  1. Pickles89

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    I'm looking to make my own 100cm x 130cm diamond trells, but I've never attempted anything like that before. I don't even know where to start! If anyone has any piccies of their own work that would really help me out. :)
     
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    Buy it unless your using 2"x 1"
     
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    the wood will cost more than going out and buying a ready made one, are you sure you are not from bodmin :LOL:
     
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    I know it'll cost more, especially as I'm bound to luff it up and have to keep buying more wood, but I can't find what I'm looking for anywhere.

    I still don't get the Bodmin thing! :evil:
     
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    19 x 38 roofing battens, have them stained brown at the Woodyard. Hire yourself a nail gun that fires 38mm brads and away you go.
     
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    I've made loads of my own trellis over the years mainly from slating battern leftovers or off cuts. The main frame is left at 2x1" and the trellis itsself is cut to 1x1/2" and fixed with nails. Over the years I've used any rustproof nails that were leftover on jobs too, stainless steel , copper and in the second photo you can see the heads of some aluminium nails I've used. As you already know it will be dearer to buy all the timber but try looking for tiling batterns (sometimes called tile lath) in skips it'll be free and treated :D
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    i wanted some smaller bits of trellis

    looked at the price of pre made ones in b&q then looked at the price of wood from b&q and rustproof screws from screwfix. I made slightly bigger ones than the pre mades for about 2 thirds of the price.

    plus, the wood was thicker than the pre-made ones and i'm using screws rather than flimsy looking staples so i'm pretty sure these will last a lot longer.

    if you don't count the cost of your time then making them yourself will be cheaper i reckon. especially if you can re-use wood from elsewhere.
     
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