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Chez Larsson

Front of House Trellis

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I badly needed a trellis by my entrance. It’s not that I don't like my neighbors, I really do, they’re the nicest possible, but it was all a bit too open.   So I jumped on my bike, trailer in tow and went to the local lumber yard and got some materials for this type of trellis that i spotted and pinned on Pinterest.   It was all pretty straightforward. I measured and hammered the galvanized plinth thingy into the ground and placed and painted the upright.   Then I proceeded to cut all the horizontal pieces and painted them.   After that it was just a matter of getting the top first one straight with a level, screwing that in and then adding the rest using a cut off as a template.   Here you can see one of the things that will be hidden away, the neighbor trash can. Also being hidden, their recycling bin.   After finishing I noticed that the upright which I used wasn't 100% straight so I got some steel wire and pulled the top of it towards the house. I don’t mind it at all although it wasn’t in the plan to begin with.   And look, now straight as can be.   As you can see you hardly notice the wire.   I’m really pleased. My entrance feels so much more private now.   Bonus has also given it his seal of approval. Now I’m just waiting for my rose to climb and hopefully cover it. Climb, Rosy, climb!

Front of House Trellis

Wire Trellis

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So it's trellis time! Not yet the one at the front of the house which is actually also finished but one here at the back against the fence towards my neighbors. It all looked a little too bare so I transferred some of the many Clematis that grow like weeds in my back yard to right there in front.   I didn't want to ruin the simple look of the fence by attaching anything major on it like a wood structure but instead went for a metal wire one. I saw something similar in a Martha magazine years ago and saved the idea until now. The trellis basically consists of galvanized metal wire and eye bolts.   I drilled a whole at the top and one at the bottom on the upright planks and twisted the wire in place between.      I wasn't able to get perfectly straight wires because they were of a slightly thicker guage than I wanted but I don't really mind.     The Clematis love their new spot, are thriving against the fence and are happily climbing the wires and stretching over to the next ones.   I think it turned out really great and it will be really pretty once they start blooming later on. Ps. Check out these cute Swedes!

Wire Trellis