Climbing Trellis

Introduction: Climbing Trellis

A climbing trellis for an indoor starter garden. The plant needs to be rotated towards the light every so often in order to climb.
This came from something I saw at Disney world where they had tomato trees. I'm hoping I can get a small tree to form.

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Step 1: Tools

Pencil or pen
Ruler or tape measure
Hammer or power drill
5/16" boring bit

Step 2: Materials

(1) 1" x 4' poplar dowel
(1) 5/16" x 36" dowel
Wood glue

Step 3: Measuring the Holes

Make the first mark at 1' on the 1" x 4' dowel, make a mark at 5" increments along the rest of the dowel.

Step 4: Drilling the Holes

Drill holes in the center of each mark, alternating all the way up the dowel (so that the climber rungs lie perpendicular to each other).

Step 5: Cutting the Climber Rungs

Cut the 5/16" x 36" dowel into 5" increments.

Step 6: Adding the Rungs

Sand the ends of the rungs.
Pound the rungs into the holes until they look even, apply wood glue, and let it dry.

Step 7: Thanks

Thanks for looking. I will post another picture if it actually works.
I want to thank Menards for all the supplies I used to create this project.

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    2 Discussions


    6 years ago

    You're probably right about the wood rotting; this was my first attempt... I really just needed an excuse to build something.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I was looking at your design and it looks good. i was thinking that like in another post where they were making a pvc tower you could make the pole out of pvc and drill holes in it for smaller rods. or wood dowels. My thought there would be that the wood will rot but the PVC will last longer.