Today's rough project is a quick but sturdy trellis for our back garden.
|trellis, 5 ft. by 3 ft.|
I used 3/4 inch dowelling as tenons. The up rights were drilled on my drill press and the ends of the cross pieces drilled free hand. I opted for tenons and all wood construction so there would be no rusting screw or nail heads next season.
There are many ways to cut dowelling and a variety of jigs that can be built but I have found that a mitre box and hand saw do the job as well as any method.
|Stanley mitre box|
When I came time to glue the trellis together I only had two pipe clamps that were long enough so I improvised for the third.
|c- clamps attached to the rails, Bessey clamp|
pulling the c-clamps together.
A quick and adequate extension.
We have a couple of other spots in garden that need extra support and so I will probably make a couple more versions of this trellis over the next while.