Introduction: Garden Trellis

About: I like to design and build random things.

This adjustable garden trellis for cucumber/pea/bean vines is a quick project for the vegetable garden. The trellis gets the vines off the ground and is more productive in less space. No giant rotting cucumbers to find three weeks after the rest have matured. It is made from small lumber and twine. Paint is optional but gives a nice pop of color. Just in time for the rapid growth of summer!

Watch Build Here:

Step 1: Tools/Materials


  • Table Saw
  • Drill/Bits
  • Tape measure


  • 2x2x8’ (x2)
  • 1x2x8’ (x3)
  • Bolt - 1/4" x 3.5" (x2)
  • Nut/Washer - 1/4" (x2)
  • Nails or Screws
  • Stain or Paint (optional)
  • String

Step 2: You Will Be Building to This Drawing

Step 3: Legs

Cut 2x2s in half (4 four foot sections). Drill holes as shown.

Step 4: Slats

Cut 1x2s into three 32" sections.

Step 5: Clean & Notches

I clamped the 8 slats together and ran the group across the table saw to even out the edges. The string slots were made by lowering the blade to 1/8" above the table.

Step 6: Paint (optional)

I found it easier to paint the pieces before assembly.

Step 7: Leg Assembly

Build as shown with nails or screws.

Step 8: Assemble

Attach the legs together with 1/4" bolts and wing nuts.

Step 9: Add String

The vertical string fits in the slots. I added diagonal cross string for additional support.

Step 10: Final Product

Ready for the cucumbers - later this summer!

Step 11: In the Garden

Step 12: First Harvest

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