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You're gonna love this .. Last Spring I was wandering around Home Depot and was looking at rebar thinking I could thread some chicken wire through it for a trellis and right next to it was something called a Masonry Ladder. My jaw dropped. It's 10 feet long and 6 inches wide with cross pieces every foot or so. The ends are free so you can just step on them to get them in the ground. If you need something bigger then wire two together length wise or side by side. They cost only $2.79 here .. Here is the SKU number 213 470. If your Home Depot has them they should be right next to the rebar.
They aren't very sturdy by themselves so you'll need to shore them up for heavier vines. I'm using some old metal poles that were part of the frame for that cheapo Gazebo thingy you get at the family dollar stores that blows away with the first good breeze .. (I'm so glad I'm a packrat - kept them for 2 years and finally found a use for them). I just pound them into the ground then wire them to the sides of the arch .. makes them super strong.
That seems to be an awesome idea! I love it!!
Great idea, And I thought I did good with the "cattle panel " trellis I made!
Do you have a picture of the cattle panel trellis?
I went to Home Depot looking for something just like this in the fence section as I'd forgotten what you had used. Now I know and will go back again to look...this would be perfect for several projects I have in mind. Love the fact that it's cheap too! Thanks for the tip!
If they don't have them in stock, just give them the SKU number 213 470 and see if they can order it. Or you can call some masonry supply stores and they should have them.
You're right: Love it, love it, love it! I sat here with my jaw hanging open reading your post!!! Thanks so much for the tip....great idea!!! (Thanks for posting the SKU number, too!)
You're welcome! I love them too - I buy a couple every time I go to home depot.
Anne, what a great idea, I am sure Lowes would have the same thing. We don't have a Home Depot near us.
Anne, I think we have the same greenhouse, mine is 6x12 wish I had gotten a bigger one. It is not easy to heat, not insulated. Good thing I don't have a lot of really cold nights. Also gets to hot in the summer so I can't put anything in it. I love milk crates, I can move them around, stack three high for a make shift potting table.
Fantastic idea, I will have to check that out. Sounds like you are very handy, too. Love the arch, just lovely! And using the crates, what a smart idea! Love the contrast of textures and color, also. Hope you'll keep in touch and keep me posted on what you're doing as your creativity is wonderful to see.
Thank you so much!
Love love this, Beth! Such a creative, simple fix to what can be an expensive issue. Like the way you used the crates at the bottom, adds another dimension and is practical, too, I'd imagine!
Excellent ideas, thank you for sharing with us!