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DIY Trellis Column
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DIY Trellis Column

I love the potted flowers and plants that come with the arrival of spring, but finding a way to display them is another story. Inspired by traditional garden lattice, this trellis column design is my answer to that problem. It's one part eye-candy accent piece, and one part functional storage/display. I plan to build two more at varying heights, in order to create a grouping of 3 for my patio...

I spent about $23.00 for lumber on this project, with most of that being the $14.00 for the wood lath bundle. I have plenty of useful wood strips from that bundle leftover, so it's money well spent.


Steps


First, I made some cuts to build the frame.
four 2x2's @ 39"
eight 2x2's @ 10"


First, I made some cuts to build the frame.
four   2x2's  @ 39"
eight  2x2's @ 10"
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Next, I used 3" screws and wood glue to put together 2 rectangles. (Be sure to make proper pilot holes to avoid splitting.)


Next, I used 3" screws and wood glue to put together 2 rectangles.  (Be sure to make proper pilot holes to avoid splitting.)
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I payed attention to my screw placement to ensure the two intersecting screws on each corner wouldn't collide.


I payed attention to my screw placement to ensure the two intersecting screws on each corner wouldn't collide.
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To reinforce the square ends, I used 2x2 scraps and cut 8 pieces at 45° angles.


To reinforce the square ends, I used 2x2 scraps and cut 8 pieces at 45° angles.
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Next, I used wood glue and my Airstrike brad nailer to install them inside all of the corners.


Next, I used wood glue and my Airstrike brad nailer to install them inside all of the corners.
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I used a total of sixteen 1x2 strips to cover the top of the column (13"), as well as the base however, the base requires two pieces be shorter than the others. (10")


I used a total of sixteen 1x2 strips to cover the top of the column (13"), as well as the base however, the base requires two pieces be shorter than the others. (10")
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Turning the column on it's side, I attached strips from the wood lath bundle to start my lattice effect. After I attached these horizontal strips, I glued and clamped on shorter vertical ones to create a pattern. (See next pic)

*Side note: These wood strips are rough, so I used my orbital sander to sand them smooth before I cut them.


Turning the column on it's side, I attached strips from the wood lath bundle to start my lattice effect.  After I attached these horizontal strips, I glued and clamped on shorter vertical ones to create a pattern.  (See next pic)

*Side note:  These wood strips are rough, so I used my orbital sander to sand them smooth before I cut them.
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The last pieces to nail on were the 1x2" strips on the top.

*Another side note: I would suggest staining or painting things before putting it all together. By NOT doing so, I created a crazy situation of corners, nooks, and crannies to reach with the stain. Grr....


The last pieces to nail on were the 1x2" strips on the top.

*Another side note:  I would suggest staining or painting things before putting it all together.  By NOT doing so, I created a crazy situation of corners, nooks, and crannies to reach with the stain.  Grr....
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SoCraftySewCreative
SoCraftySewCreative

What a great beginner project for me to build, thanks for the plans :)

Tcbucket
Tcbucket

I love it! I will be making 3!

My Altered State
My Altered State

Thanks for the feedback :)

mrlou
mrlou

very nice

My Altered State
My Altered State

Thanks mrlou :)

TCam
TCam

Very nice. Just what I needed to see.

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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Categories: Exterior Spaces, Other

Materials Used:

  • (3) 2x2 strips of lumber (8 foot length)

  • (3) 1x2 strips of lumber (8 foot length)

  • 48" wood lath bundle

  • wood glue

  • 1 1/4 " brad nails

  • 3 in. wood screws (16)


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