You ever just feel like somebody’s watching you? (Did you just sing that in your head? If not read it again… bet you did that time 🤪)
Anyways, I felt like we needed some extra privacy in our back yard. The trellis was my second option to planting big bushes or trees, however do you know how much plants cost?! Yeah that was no longer an option 🙃 SO trellis it is!
This was a SUPER EASY, VERY AFFORDABLE, and a FAST DIY!
STEP ONE :
To start off I would recommend measuring your space (I did not do this… but luckily it worked 😬).
My trellis measurements
The planter box is 12ft long by 2ft deep and 16in tall
The trellis itself was 12ft wide by 8ft tall
(5) Pressure Treated 2×8’s for the planter box
Pressure Treated 2×4’s for the trellis (1-12ft and 3-8ft)
Pressure Treated Wood Lattice
3.5 in exterior screws
STEP TWO :
Map it out.
Figure out where you want to place it, how tall and how wide you want it to be, and don’t forget to map out how many supports you need.
STEP THREE :
Gather your supplies
– Nail gun (not necessary but could be useful, if you plan to use a nail gun 1.5 inch nails work best)
– Drill or Impact (either will do)
STEP FOUR :
BUILD The planter box
The planter box is easy because it’s just a simple rectangle. Using pressure treated 6 inch supports prevents the wood from bowing as well as adds some extra support.
I used 2 inch screws to screw it all together assuring all pieces were level and aligned.
STEP FIVE :
Attach the lattice
I used 3 pieces of 4ft lattice and nailed them together with 2 inch nails on a 2×4
Laying them all on the ground was the only way to do this, this wood gets heavy!
STEP SIX :
Attach the lattice to the planter box
YOU WILL NEED HELP!
This sucker felt like a million pounds once it was all put together so just be mindful of the weight.
I screwed the lattice board to the planter box using 3in screws, that thing was SOLID!
And that is all! Just add vines and whhhaaala!
So easy and the entire project was less than $200! That’s a win in my book!
Next thing I need to DIY is this backyard… but that will come.
Hope this helps you!