Making Fan Trellis from Upcycled Wood

I had two fan trellis on my wall before, but for my garden makeover I wanted two more.

Old fan trellis - just needed a little repair.

Old fan trellis – just needed a little repair.

They’ll each have a clematis growing up them. The only trouble was the only fan trellis I could find were £15 each – a bit over budget after buying masonry paint etc. Then I remembered I had some scrappy bits of trellis all around the garden.

You know the garden needs a tidy when you find trellis and a door growing out of mud piles.

You know the garden needs a tidy when you find trellis and a door growing out of mud piles.

I found quite a bit in the end.

wood for upcycling

A little work with a hammer and crowbar. Rather than trying to pull all the old staples out, I just bashed them with a hammer until they were flat.

And then I used the old trellis as a template to cut the pieces of wood to size.

wood for trellis

The only problem was none of my scrappy pieces of wood were long enough for the upright pieces, so I had to make two sections and join them together with plates:

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As you can see the trellis is screwed together, I couldn’t find any nails the right length.

To finish them off, I got a little over excited by the range of colours available in Cuprinol Garden Shades. I finally settled on:

Cuprinol Garden Shades - Sweet Sundae

I’ll think you’ll agree, this will definitely brighten up the garden!

pink trellis - cuprinol garden shades

 

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