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kutsyy 01-03-2012 02:33 AM

Redwood Trellis/Arbor
 
I just finished building my redwood grape trellis/arbor and wanted to share some photos.

This is on the side of the house, leading to [my kids] vegetable boxes. Polls and trellis was installed back in May to let grapes grow a little bit, the rest was done in last few weeks (I finished it at 10pm on dec 30th and took picture right then). Everything is made out of smooth redwood (mostly construction heart but some heart B), polls are held with 1500lb of concrete.

I know it is not that grand, but still be...

Vadim

user1007 01-03-2012 06:46 AM

Nice. And I love the idea of kid vegetables boxes especially if they experience growing at least some of the crops in their space from seed. From past projects they do get into things and with reminders even water or check on the drip irrigation timers. The concept of ripe can be hard for kids and many of my nieces and nephews were a little too quick to show up green tomatoes and things. Don't know if you have seen them but one year I got the molds you put around veges so they grow with faces? Kind of sick I suppose but the kids loved them and left things long enough for a green pepper to be a green pepper. Albeit with a face. For example although the ones I found were not so complex. Want your kids to really love eating veges? Same concept. One little lad part of a tried relationship would not eat anything green or at all vege looking (fortunately he would eat any sort of fruit so we did not worry). He took to heart shaped zuchini and yellow summer squash we grew together in molds.

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titanoman 01-03-2012 09:38 AM

I miss building with redwood, as I don't live in California anymore. It's too expensive in Missouri, everybody uses cedar. And there's no such thing as heart cedar.

Very nice, your trellis.

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gma2rjc 01-03-2012 09:42 AM

Nice job Kutsyy! It looks very sturdy.

Did you use nails or screws? What kind?

Are the posts 6"x6"? How deep in the ground did you put them?

What are you going to do with the grapes that grow - jelly, juice, wine?

Sorry if it's too many questions :whistling2:. I've been wanting to build one in my yard for a few years now.

Barb

user1007 01-03-2012 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 810915)
I miss building with redwood, as I don't live in California anymore. It's too expensive in Missouri, everybody uses cedar. And there's no such thing as heart cedar.

Very nice, your trellis.

Sent from a Samsung Galaxy S2

I too miss working with heart Redwood. Designed and built many outdoor things with the stuff. The smell of it was something I will always remember. On the worst of days, routing the edge of redwood deck facia had to cheer me.

Sent from my 4G capable George Forman Grill and 4 slice toaster.

Just kidding. Bubba, bragging about the technology you own is just not cool because, among other things, some of us can best you. I for example have been asked to Beta test the new Sharp phone and one directly from Intel.

titanoman 01-03-2012 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 810926)
I too miss working with heart Redwood. Designed and built many outdoor things with the stuff. The smell of it was something I will always remember. On the worst of days, routing the edge of redwood deck facia had to cheer me.

Sent from my 4G capable George Forman Grill and 4 slice toaster.

Just kidding. Bubba, bragging about the technology you own is just not cool because, among other things, some of us can best you. I for example have been asked to Beta test the new Sharp phone and one directly from Intel.

Oh yeah? I've been asked to Beta test the new '77 and one directly from Bosch.

user1007 01-03-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 810929)
Oh yeah? I've been asked to Beta test the new '77 and one directly from Bosch.

My point was nobody cares. It just looks kind of pedestrian or something to post the brand and model name of your phone with every message.

titanoman 01-03-2012 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 810932)
My point was nobody cares. It just looks kind of pedestrian or something to post the brand and model name of your phone with every message.

Dude, get over it. It isn't like I re-type it every time. It does it by itself, among many other things I might add, in case you don't understand that (it's not in Beta anymore).
And, like I need to explain further, it's my signature in all the Android forums I'm in, as everybody names their phones, something else you probably don't know.

Why don't you start out the New Year right and keep your negative thoughts to yourself.

kutsyy 01-03-2012 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by gma2rjc (Post 810919)
Nice job Kutsyy! It looks very sturdy.

Did you use nails or screws? What kind?

Are the posts 6"x6"? How deep in the ground did you put them?

What are you going to do with the grapes that grow - jelly, juice, wine?

Sorry if it's too many questions :whistling2:. I've been wanting to build one in my yard for a few years now.

Barb

Mostly screws, deckmate. Often I would put a few nails to hold wood in place and then predrill and put screws in. Post are 4x4 on the trellis and 4x6 on the archway, 6x6 would look too bulky for my taste (and a lot more $). They are 24" and 30" in the ground, but ground is heavy almost like clay.

As for grapes, idea is to eat them, hopefully we will get some this year (table grapes should start producing on the second year).

Vadim

titanoman 01-06-2012 12:45 AM

What's bata10200 doing here?

titanoman 01-06-2012 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kutsyy (Post 810944)
Mostly screws, deckmate. Often I would put a few nails to hold wood in place and then predrill and put screws in. Post are 4x4 on the trellis and 4x6 on the archway, 6x6 would look too bulky for my taste (and a lot more $). They are 24" and 30" in the ground, but ground is heavy almost like clay.

As for grapes, idea is to eat them, hopefully we will get some this year (table grapes should start producing on the second year).

Vadim

24 to 30 inches? That should hold up to about an F-5.
Good deal (it looks so good I can smell the redwood).


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