About $500 for cedar or $200 for pressure-treated wood
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Supplies You Will Need:
1. Cedar or pressure-treated 2x4s for the frame. Keep in mind that two adjoining trellis panels will share one vertical frame piece. 2. Cedar or pressure-treated 1x1s for the stops that hold the lattice.3. Cedar or pressure-treated lattice fencing comes in 4-by-8-foot sheets. If you're building more than one panel, get both straight and diagonal lattice.
4. Cedar or pressure-treated 2x6—to cap the tops of the panels. 5. ¾-inch gravel for drainage in the postholes. Four 50-pound bags will be enough. 6. 1 5/8-inch self-tapping deck screws 7. 3-inch self-tapping deck screws
A wall covered with climbing vines may benefit the fairy-tale suitor who scales it to reach his true love, but in the real world the twisting tendrils will wreak havoc on your house's siding. Better that you create a buffer between the foliage and the facade with a garden trellis. Not only will it provide the plants with a more appropriate host, but it will also give you something better than a blank wall to look at when summer's greenery fades. Here's how to turn lattice fencing and 2x4s into such a three-panel focal point. Put it in place, and invite your garden to new heights. Just don't extend the invitation to any Prince Charmings.