Introduction: Building a Trellis-arch for the Garden

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This is a project I built out of some scrap metal from an a/c unit and some stuff in the garage. This project only required some parts I had laying around, a MIG welder, and paint. A MIG welder is available at TechShop.  http://www.techshop.ws/      

Step 1: Gathering Parts and Prepping

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First thing I did was get the cage off of a scrap air conditioner, then I found some rod in the garage and cut down the pieces to fit.

Step 2: Welding Things Up

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After all of the pieces were cut how I liked, I set up the parts to weld them all together. I welded 2 sides which ended up similar to 2 rectangles, and I welded the cage on the top.

Step 3: Paint and Setup

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Once it resembled the final product, I shot it with some hunter green paint and added some plastic mesh on the sides. This mesh made for a good surface for plants to grow on, as I gave it to my aunt who is using it to grow some tomatoes and cucumbers on.

Comments

silveravnt (author)2014-06-24

Wow! Nobody would guess it was made from a scrap AC guard. I think the paint makes it look a lot better than if it had just been left bare metal. Great job!

HollyMann (author)2013-06-25

wow this looks great - beautiful!