Pyramid Trellis Plans

Julian March 23, 2013 Comments Off

 

This step by step diy project is about pyramid trellis plans. Building pyramid trellis will add a distinctive touch to your backyard at a low cost. The best part of this project is that any person with basic skills can get the job done in a professional manner. Follow the instructions with great care and pay attention to the tips, if you want to prevent costly mistakes.

There are a few things that you should know before starting the actual project. As you can see in the image, we recommend you to invest in quality materials, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Always take accurate measurements and use a good saw to cut the components at the right size. Assemble the components together and always drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood form splitting.

  • A - 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 83 1/2” long LEGS
  • B - 1 piece of wooden post cap POST CAP
  • C – 1×2 lumber – both ends cut at 6 degrees SUPPORTS
  • D – 8 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 57″ long, 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 28 1/2″ long SLATS

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

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

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One weekend

 

Building a pyramid trellis

Building pyramid trellis

Building pyramid trellis

 

Top Tip: Building a pyramid trellis is a beautiful project, as it represents a simple way of adding value and charm to your garden. As you will see in this article, you just have to invest in quality materials and use proper tools.

 

Pyramid Trellis Plans

Building the frame

Building the frame

The first step of the project is to build the two sides of the pyramid trellis. As you can notice in the image, you need to build the frame of the trellis from 2×2 lumber. Cut the ends of the components at 6 degrees, using a good circular saw.

Lock the components together at the top with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes trough the components and insert galvanized screws. Build another A-frame, in the same manner described previously.

Assembling the frame

Assembling the frame

 

Assemble the both sides of the pyramid trellis as in the image. Lean the both sides of the A-frames at 6 degrees and lock them with galvanized screws.

Top Tip: Align everything with great care, if you want to get a professional result.

 

Attaching the supports

Attaching the supports

The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the braces to the pyramid frame. Work with great care, making sure you level the braces with a spirit level, before locking them to the legs with wooden screws.

Leave about 12″ between the braces or adjust these aspects to suit your needs. You need to take accurate measurements before fitting the components into place, otherwise the ends result might not meet your expectations.

Attaching the slats

Attaching the slats

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the rest of the components to the supports. As you can see in the image, we recommend you to attach 1×2 slats to the supports, making sure you place them equally spaced.

Top Tip: Drill pilot holes trough the slats before locking them into place, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to add rigidity to the structure.

Fitting the post cap

Fitting the post cap

 

Attach a post cap to the top of the pyramid trellis, if you want to enhance the look of your woodworking project.

Top Tip: You could choose any design that suits your needs, so let your imagination and creativity to add a personal touch to the project.

 

Pyramid trellis plans

Pyramid 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 octagon table.

 

This woodworking project was about garden 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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