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Project by justjoel posted 1898 days ago 42598 views 14 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I knew that I wouldn’t have room for a pyramid trellis for my sugar snap peas this year, and I both wasn’t impressed with the standard, prefabricated ones you can buy, nor did I want to spend money on something I could build. Also didn’t want it to look like all the rest. So, I built this. I ripped the strips from redwood fence boards, used inexpensive spray paint and stain for the colors (stuff I already had), and smaller pieces of wood for the spacers (painted the same color as the wall). I laid it all out on my patio first, using my kid’s sidewalk chalk to draw the size and shape of the wall, then installed it on the wall, piece by piece. Not counting the paint and fasteners that I already had on hand, this cost me about $12 and a weekend. No we’ll see how the pea pods take to it…

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell



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1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 2395 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1898 days ago

I hope the pea pods take to it….but on the other hand, what a shame to cover this ’’trellis’’!
You did really nice work and you recycled as well!! WOW! Hat’s off!!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2366 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 1898 days ago

That’s rather cute.. Was about to ask how you got it to stand off, but I see in one of the pics that it’s scrap wood blocking..

I hope you don’t mind, but I think down the road when I get more time I’d love to do that. Come to think of it, it’d be really really cute on the garden shed, once I build it.. :)

Got a fine helper there, too.. Much more help than my 3yo is, for sure.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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Iris43

3807 posts in 2224 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1898 days ago

That is too cute for words! Is that a potting shed you have put it on or a child’s playhouse. I hope it is a playhouse cuz I want to come and have a cup of tea there…..with a cookie. LOL

Good job! Creative, humourous and very attractive.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 1898 days ago

Thank you all – it was a fun project. I don’t think the peas will cover the entire trellis, so some of it will still show, and they won’t be there year-round so the “art” aspect will still be there most of the year. It is a storage shed (mostly camping gear and yard & garden stuff), but I added the potting shelves and such this season as well (you should have seen the shed when I got a hold of it – amazing what a coat of paint – okay, three coats of paint – and a little love can do). And my 3-year old daughter does love to play there, though she’s not in to the tea party thing (yet) but rather likes helping dad dig – and my 7-year old son just likes the power tools and hammering stuff (no, really?).

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 1898 days ago

And, ”...imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…” someone said, so copy away. Everyone is going to bring their own likes and style in to anything they do, so hard to really “copy” anyway. I’ve already had one other friend charge her husband with doing something similar after seeing mine – Love it!

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2366 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 1898 days ago

Sweet.. Thanks for the well wishes.. My wife loves daisies even more than her Daylillies, so this will be right up her alley.

Though really, you could do just about any kind of bloom that you can cut out, for that matter.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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dini

1591 posts in 2311 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 1898 days ago

I really like that. Even if you never planted anything there, it would still look way cool!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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mario1360

921 posts in 2010 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1898 days ago

wow, thats cool….

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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Cyndibelle

51 posts in 1994 days
hardiness zone 4

posted 1898 days ago

Very cool!!

-- Cyndibelle- Burlington, WI

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2473 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 1897 days ago

Love it!!! Very cute and truly love that your garden helper was so involved. Hope your snap peas take, although if they don’t you still have quite a lovely “art piece” there.

Great multi-purpose “shed” too …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 1897 days ago

Okay, I posted a new photo of what the shed looked like before I got a hold of it. Before this picture was taken I had to remove some half-dead shrubs and stuff from in front of it, and a bunch of old bricks and decaying wood from around the back sides (the cellulose eaters weren’t too happy with my clean-up efforts). Hope my gardening skills are worthy of these other efforts. Thanks again for the kind comments!

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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TopamaxSurvivor

192 posts in 1897 days
hardiness zone 7b

posted 1897 days ago

That’s a great idea

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2366 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 1897 days ago

I should be asleep.

That’s an interesting shed for sure.. What is the deal with the roof line? It’s got me a bit baffled. I’m assuming that it’s a standard gable at the front to give it a certain look and then knocks down to a single pitch roof at the back?

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 1897 days ago

Yeah, weird design isn’t it? But it came with the house. There’s a door to the gabled roof space accessible only from the top of the standard pitch side (and it was pretty much painted shut, so I didn’t look inside) – the ceiling on the inside is the same on both sides of the different roofing. Have no idea in Hades why it was built that way. I had some cedar shingles left from when I built a dog house, so I figured I’d cover my potting shelves – I call it my “hill-billy” porch.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2595 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1897 days ago

well, isn’t that brilliant! Cutest darned thing ever!! (And your help is great as well)

and did you say that there is a “secret room” in there and you haven’t look inside yet?? You know that that is where they stored their gold coins! (or seeds from their great-grandparents’ gardens)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7374 posts in 2375 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1897 days ago

Very nice.Love that new trellis.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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jroot

5055 posts in 2225 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1897 days ago

very nice, indeed. Give me an idea as well. Thanks.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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whitedog

18 posts in 1959 days

posted 1896 days ago

i love it . that would look great on my fence.

-- Paul , Ca.

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2473 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 1896 days ago

HUGE difference … you certainly have a good “eye” ...

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Greenthumb

2287 posts in 2415 days

posted 1896 days ago

Cute

had I done that some folks would question my sense of direction

yours is nailed to your garage wall

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Greenthumb

2287 posts in 2415 days

posted 1896 days ago

kidding

very cute

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 1254 days ago

Well, an update of sorts. I submitted this project to a “send us your tips” thing through the Facebook page of Fine Gardening Magazine, and they’ve accepted it. Getting a year subscription and $25 – supposed to be in issue #139 (if I sent the consent form back quick enough). I’ll let you know if it actually happens.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2595 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1254 days ago

that’s awesome!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 2395 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1254 days ago

WOW!! Congratulation

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 1307 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 1243 days ago

how neat is that! bunches of Congratulations for winning. your trellis is just awesome :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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MrsRustic

17 posts in 1913 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 882 days ago

I really, really like this!

-- Nancy K . . . If it's purple . . .

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 881 days ago

Thanks, Nancy – sorry it’s not purple. :-)

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Betty

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posted 701 days ago

Love, love, and did I mention love this??

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2595 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 701 days ago

I think Betty really, really, really likes this trellis!! :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

1630 posts in 1812 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 700 days ago

Jj, that’s a really great trellis. You are a very creative person. Let your talent blossom more and more.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2595 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 577 days ago

I saw your project shared by GrowVeg.com
I posted the link to your project so you get credit.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 577 days ago

Wow – the internet is amazing and scary sometimes isn’t it. Viral really is a good word for how things spread here, it seems. Wonder where they got the picture. I’ve shared it elsewhere, so I could be from anywhere – hope it brings more folks to GT, though. :)

Thank you MsDeb!

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2595 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 576 days ago

I’ve shared some of my things with GrowVeg so I’m assuming they checked out the site.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 576 days ago

As well they should! Yes, I “Liked” their page and saw your presence here and there. I posted a link to my new dibber project posting also.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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