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Make an obelisk trellis

  • Difficulty: hammer
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    Beginner Do-It-Yourselfer - Easy
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  • Completion Time : 2 hours

An obelisk trellis is a garden feature that is both practical and decorative, a classy support for your climbing plants. It is made with pine and cedar and reaches approximately 7' to the cap on top.

Two identical sides are needed to make the obelisk, and then joined with horizontal rails. All pieces are painted, then nailed. Our obelisk trellis is both quick and easy to make; specialized knowledge or tools are not required.

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Tools and materials required

TOOLS

  • Mitre saw
  • Pneumatic nailer
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

MATERIALS

  • 4 pine strips, 2" x 2" x 96"
  • 7 pine strips, 1" x 2" x 96"
  • 1 pine board, 1" x 12" x 12"
  • 1 pine board, 2" x 10" x 10"
  • 1 “Gothic” cedar post cap
  • 1 flat cedar post cap
  • 18-gauge 1 ½ " finishing nails for pneumatic nailer
  • Paint

Before Assembly

ELEVATION(S)

Obelisk trellis Elevation

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Make an obelisk trellis