Salvage wood…Ready to say good-bye? Yes, I (wish I) am! But, it was staring at me… Could I possibly repurpose this JUNK?
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a trellis with salvage wood.
What you need
- Hand Saw
- Eye Protection – I wear my eye glasses
How to make a trellis with salvage wood
Step 1 : Disassembly
First, knock down the structure with the hammer. Since it’s already falling apart, it’s easy. Try to keep two sides intact if you can. Don’t forget to wear an eye protection!
Second, remove all the nails out. This part obviously take time. So sing along your favorite song or shake your body!
Finally, this is what it looks after the disassembly (above). Grouping into two equal groups certainly helps you to design a trellis.
Step 2 : Designing a trellis
cut it to fit hammer time! became a trellis
To begin with, cut all the loose pieces to size, so they perfectly span 2 horizontal pieces.
Next, it’s a Hammer Time! I used two pieces to make the long center piece. Once they are secure, create the rest of your design! Watch out your fingers!!
After playing with the loose pieces to create the look you’re going for, nail them into place.
Final step : New trellises made out of salvage wood!
Unlike what I began with, these trellises look pretty! Don’t you agree?
Although both trellises are from the same material, the different design makes them unique.
They’ve surely become a focal point in my garden!
I originally made the structure 3 years ago for my raspberry plant. As you can imagine, I also used salvage wood. Over the years, the plant grew and the structure started falling apart.
Meanwhile, the blank spot on the fence panel needed something interesting. So it didn’t take long to come up with the repurposing idea.
Shortly after the trellises were in place, self-seeded climbing nasturtium started growing. Of course I missed taking a picture of it. So typical… It was beautiful as you can imagine!