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Picture of Trellis Arch Tunnel
This trellis arch tunnel is stark but functional and inexpensive--and in a few months, it'll be decorative with all the plants scrambling over it! It's modular and easily expandable, but this Instructable design builds at 6 feet tall, 6 feet long, and about 2 feet wide.

(Originally featured on my blog, The Indoor Garden(er).)

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
For $90 at Home Depot, you can buy supplies to build a 6-foot-tall, 6-foot-long, 2-foot-wide trellis arch pathway--buying preconstructed trellises for that length would easily be almost $500.

Here's the list of supplies:

8 1'-long pieces of PVC (or whatever you'd like to use, really)
9 2'-long pieces of PVC
16 3'-long pieces of PVC
6 T connectors
6 X connectors
8 elbow connectors
3-foot by 50-foot fencing with 2-inch by 4-inch mesh to prevent damage to visiting wildlife that can get tangled in smaller mesh
Twine or zip ties to attach fencing (not pictured)

 

Excellent! You just saved me a lot of work!

rookie13 years ago
Good idea. Well made and easily understood. Thanks for sharing.