SUPPORTING ACTS

Written by sidlook. Posted in Handmade

MATERIALS
  • 1 piece heavy gauge rock screen; mine is 15 × 54 inches with a 3-inch grid
  •  2 heavy-duty 4-inch hex bolts, ½-inch diameter
INSTRUCTIONS SUPPORTING ACTS

1. Position trellis. Measure rock screen grid and determine spacing for bolts so the top of your trellis hangs level and with its weight evenly distributed. Drill pilot holes for bolts 8 to 10 inches apart. Using wrench, tighten bolts, securely anchoring them 2 inches into the supporting beam with the remaining 2 inches and head of each bolt sticking out.

2. Finish. Lift and mount rock screen onto the protruding bolts. It’s a good idea to have someone help you place the heavy trellis. Sow seeds or transplant vines and train them up the trellis.

TOOLS & OTHER SUPPLIES

  • Measuring tape
  •  Handheld power drill, ⅜-inch bit
  •  Adjustable crescent wrench or ½-inch ratcheting socket wrench
TRY THIS
  • Skip the heavy lifting altogether. Train plants up a rock screen trellis leaning against a sturdy fence or wall.
  • Replace a section of solid fencing with a framed piece of lighter weight rock screen. This window or porthole aperture offers a peek-a-boo view into the landscape beyond and introduces interesting patterns of shadow and light.

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