Cucumber Trellis Plans

Julian March 7, 2014 Comments Off

 

This step by step diy project is about cucumber trellis plans. Building garden trellis is easy, especially if you use professional woodworking plans and you invest in quality materials. If you want to grow climbing plants or you just want to create privacy screens, we recommend you to pay attention to our instructions. Choose a proper design for your needs and adjust it to suit your needs.

There are so many designs and shapes you could choose form, that we really recommend you to take a look over the rest of our projects. Building basic trellis requires a small investment but quality materials and proper tools. Use weather resistant lumber, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Set the trellis into the ground and attach it to a wall or supporting it with a diagonal brace.

 

Building a cucumber trellis

Building cucumber trellis

Building cucumber trellis

 

  • A - 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long POSTS
  • B - 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 48″ long BRACES
  • - 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 64″ long  TOP BRACES
  • D - 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 68″ long TRIM
  • E – 7 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 64 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 66 1/4″ long SUPPORTS

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander, Post-hole digger

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One weekend

 

Cucumber Trellis Plans

Building the posts

Building the posts

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the posts for the cucumber trellis. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you build the posts out of 4×4 lumber. Dig 24″ deep holes and set the posts into place. Make sure you plumb the posts with a spirit level and check if their tops are horizontal.

 

Fitting the bottom braces

Fitting the bottom braces

Continue the woodworking project by attaching the braces to the bottom of the posts, as described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the braces and through the posts and insert 5 1/2″ carriage bolts.

Make sure you level the braces with attention and you align the components at both ends. If you want to enhance the look of the trellis, we recommend you to mark the cut lines and to get the job done with a jigsaw.

Fitting the top braces

Fitting the top braces

 

The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the braces to the top of the posts. Mark the cut lines on the 1×6 slats and get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues.

 

 

Fitting the top trim

Fitting the top trim

 

Attach a nice trim to the top braces, as describe din the diagram. Cut the trim at the right size and center it to the components, as described in the image. Drill pilot holes and secure it into place by inserting 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.

 

 

Fitting the horizontal supports

Fitting the horizontal supports

 

Continue the project by attaching the horizontal supports to the wooden posts. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the posts using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure you place the supports equally-spaced and check if the corners are right-angled.

 

Fitting the vertical supports

Fitting the vertical supports

 

Continue the project by attaching the vertical supports to the cucumber trellis. Place the 1×2 support equally-spaced and lock them to the horizontal supports using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and enhance the bond with waterproof glue.

 

Cucumber trellis plans

Cucumber trellis plans

Last but not least, you have to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes and the cracks with wood filler and let it dry out for several hours, before sanding the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: Protect the wooden components from rot by applying several coats of paint. Choose colors that match the design of the rest of your property, as to enhance the look of the otrellis.

 

This woodworking project was about cucumber trellis plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, we recommend you to check out the rest of our step by step projects.

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