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    One day trellis

    Jan wanted a trellis for the climbing hydrangea she purchased to help soften a large blank exterior wall. (See how this works? She buys the plant and then says, "we really need something for this to climb on".) the planning took a few hours - several revisions. The build was simple though repetitive. Made from redwood, I ripped down everything from a few 2 x 8's. The 2 x 4's were really ratty looking. It seems the larger boards run clearer.

    Everything is assembled with exterior quality pocket screws. Enjoy.

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    another good 'un rennie!
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    One day??? What took so long Really very nice Rennie, fits in perfectly with the remainder of what you have done

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    Nice work Rennie! I really like the design - it looks great! By coincidence, did the design of the bench "influence" the design of the trellis?
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    The trellis looks great - but will that hydrangea really climb it? My lace-cap hydrangeas are more like a bush. They grow probably six feet per year, and spread more or less evenly in all directions.

    Right now, they're about eight feet high, and probably about the same in diameter, and they're loaded with blooms. Year before last, I pruned them completely down to about two feet high, so they didn't bloom in 2013, but they're sure making up for it now.
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    One day trellis

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Launier View Post
    Nice work Rennie! I really like the design - it looks great! By coincidence, did the design of the bench "influence" the design of the trellis?
    Good catch Al. Actually, two fences, the bench, and a smaller trellis in the back yard all share the same "theme".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    The trellis looks great - but will that hydrangea really climb it? My lace-cap hydrangeas are more like a bush. They grow probably six feet per year, and spread more or less evenly in all directions.

    Right now, they're about eight feet high, and probably about the same in diameter, and they're loaded with blooms. Year before last, I pruned them completely down to about two feet high, so they didn't bloom in 2013, but they're sure making up for it now.
    Hi Jim. We have three different types of hydrangea in our beds. The other two are both a bush type of plant. However, the climbing hydrangea is something very different. A quick search on Google will show you some pictures of hydrangeas that climb 30 to 40 foot high. Ours will never be allowed to get that big!
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    Those are all just screwed together butt joints? They came out pretty tight if so!

    Said it before but bears repeating: I like the theme you have going there

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    I really like that design and the finished product is beautiful. Nice job!

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    beautiful outdoor piece, and smart decision to use pocket screws.

    and an even smarter decision to get jan to do the brush work.
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