This step by step diy project is about squash trellis plans. I have designed this simple trellis so you can grow squashes in your garden more efficiently. As you probably know, there are many types of plants that love to climb so by making a trellis you will boost the harvest and also add unique appeal to your garden. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
A-frame Wood Trellis Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 72″ long LEGS
- B – 8 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 36″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 6 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 43 1/2″ long TRELLIS
Squash Trellis Plans
The first step of the project is to build the sides for the A-frame trellis. Cut the components from 1×2 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical legs. Make sure the corners are square.
After building the two frames for the squash trellis, you need to lock them together, as shown in the diagram. You can adjust the lean of the frames to suit your needs. I leaned each frame 15 degrees for this example. If you insert screws, then the A frame trellis will be fix and you won’t be able to adjust the angle. If you drill pilot holes and insert a carriage bolt, you can adjust the angle of the a frame trellis easily.
This is a nice garden project, as you can use it for lots of climbing plans, not just for squashes. Make sure you do not apply toxic substances over the components, so I recommend you to invest in weather-resistant lumber for the very beginning.
This is a project you can build in a few hours, but it will have a great impact on the look of your garden. In addition, your squash plants will have a proper place to grow and climb.
If you want to create even more support for the climbing plans, you should attach a net to both sides of the trellis or you could attach more 1×2 supports, as shown in the diagram. If you build this, I would love to see your project.
This woodworking project was about free squash trellis plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.