Garden trellis ideas are all over the web these days. Pinterest, gardening blogs and social media provide tons of inspiration for all the gardeners out there, experienced or not. If we know one thing, it’s this: one of the best things about gardening is being able to design custom projects. DIY garden trellis will adapt to your backyard in dimensions, shape, and even style. Here are some ideas to help you explore all the options you have to build your dream garden!
1. Stephen’s garden arches
When Stephen discovered tinktube, he was looking for the perfect building material to create custom garden trellis. He sent us pictures of his project as soon as he finished it, and we’re glad he did! The interesting thing in Stephen’s project is this: he actually bent EMT conduit to make arches using a rig he made himself. He then assembled conduit with the connectors and… voilà!
2. Free plans to build your own garden trellis
This easy and simple DIY trellis idea can be adapted to any environment and built in a few minutes, depending on the complexity of the structure you choose to create! Use the free plan as a base to start your project and personalize it: choose the perfect dimensions for your backyard and the plants you are planning to use it for!
3. DIY garden trellis and canopy
Also featured in our 29 DIY Urban Farming Projects article, this example is among the most elaborate DIY trellis ideas we found online. Not only does it seem sturdy and durable, it also creates a beautiful canopy as the plants grow. Just imagine walking along a corridor of vines, squash or other vegetable, in your own backyard! Our black tubes and fittings are perfect to create a similar structure.
4. Obelisk style garden trellis
Who said trellis had to be square-shaped? Even though this garden trellis idea one is made of wood, you could easily build an obelisk style garden structure with our tubes and fittings system – and that would make it more durable too!
5. DIY squash arch
Let’s admit it: this DIY squash arch is just plain beautiful. Good news: it’s also very easy to build! Like Stephen did, all you’d have to do to build a similar structure is to create a rig so you could bend the tubes to a specific angle.
Special tip: when using tinktube’s pipes and fittings to build outdoor projects, it is always best to use painted tubes (black, copper, or white), rather than the galvanized ones. Why, you may ask? Because the paint protects the tubes from rusting prematurely.
6. EMT conduit trellis idea
EMT conduit is a good option when pondering DIY trellis ideas building materials. tinktube sells adapters that make the fittings compatible with ¾ EMT conduit: it’s the best option to put your conduit together if you want to build you own garden trellis!
7. Ruth’s DIY garden trellis
To describe Ruth’s project, we thought best to give you her own testimony: “Ours is a simple project, just the conduit frame set on stakes driven into the ground with trellis netting added. We started with a drawn plan, but we knew from the get-go that, as simple as the structure is, we would probably need to try things out to see what works and be able to tweak things that don’t. If we had built something from wood, we’d be stuck with our first effort.
Building with tinktube connectors and conduit we’ve been able to easily change things about the structure so that it works better for us. We initially thought we’d need vertical supports in the middle for stability, but quickly realized the structure would be just as stable without them. We were able to easily remove the unnecessary supports, giving us space for tomatoes (yay!).
We probably won’t change it this year, but next spring we might make the whole thing deeper from the house, giving us more shade and space to hang things. We are really pleased with the stability of the structure and the flexibility of being able to change things that don’t work as we predicted. We hope to be fully satisfied with our design by next spring, and then we will permanently plant flowering vines in the bed to climb on the trellis.” – Ruth
We’ll add new ideas to this blog post every now and then… Stay tuned! In the meantime, if you have ideas or if you have built DIY trellis in your own backyard, please, send us a picture and a short description of your project at [email protected]. We’d be more than happy to feature it in our article!