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Build a Wooden Trellis For Your Garden

(StatePoint) Are you dreaming about beautifying the backyard? If you have the tools, a free weekend and the initiative, you can add charm and beauty to your outdoor space by building a garden trellis.

Tools: Table saw, circular saw, jig saw, orbital sander, drill/driver and bits, tape measure, pencil, sawhorses/worktable, eye and ear protection.

Materials: • (3) 2-inch x 4-inch x 8-foot cedar • (4) 4-inch x 4-inch x 8-foot cedar posts • (2) 2-inch x 8-inch x 8-foot cedar (for the corbels) • (1) 2-inch x 6-inch x 6-foot cedar (side bracket/beam support) • (2) 2-inch x 6-inch x 10-foot cedar beams • (4) post brackets (optional, to attach to wood deck) • 2.5-inch deck screws • 1.25-inch deck screws • Wood stain • Wood sealer • Wood glue

Instructions: 1. Cut boards down to size for the sides, top trellis and corbels. 2. Assemble the side sections. 3. Assemble the top trellis section by following the template found at backyard.exmark.com or by sketching your own design onto card stock. 4. Attach the top and sides of the trellis, ensuring the sections are square with one another. 5. Use the template to build the corbels. 6. Line corbels flush with the side posts and attach. 7. Apply wood sealer, and stain or paint (if desired).

To download the complete instructions and template, and to follow along with the video tutorial, visit Exmark’s Backyard Life site at backyard.exmark.com.

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