Step 3: Build the Sides

Build the Sides to build a pyramid trellis
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Lay out an A-frame and set equally spaced crosspieces on it, leaving a ½-inch gap at either end. Nail them in place. Flip the assembly over and nail a tall lattice strip to the crosspieces, bisecting the A, and the two shorter ones flanking it. Repeat for the other three sides. . The second strip's tip will overlap the first. Scribe the overlap and trim it off with a utility knife. Repeat for all pairs.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      Pneumatic nail gun
    • hand clamps
      Clamps

    Shopping List

    1. ½x2-inch cedar strips
    to make the four sides

    2. 4x4-inch cedar post
    to make the finial3. -inch nails
    for the nail gun