Hi all -- After my raised bed project, I am working on a cable trellis set into our brick home. I am in the process of mocking up different designs. I tried attaching a photo of one possibility, with 20" squares set on the diagonal, that will include the cable "framing" the rectangle of diamonds, but the file is too large. There will be three trellises, one on the chimney wall, and one each on either side of the chimney.
For materials, I plan to use eye bolts, masonry stays, braided stainless steel cable and turnbuckles (all stainless steel other than the masonry stays). The trellis will be for four climbing roses. I want it to be functional and nice-looking, as it is on a very visible side of our home.
I am not experienced with using a hammer drill, although I have one. So I am considering hiring someone to help me drill the holes for the eyebolts.
I read a previous post about drilling into brick vs. mortar, and learned that the eye bolts should be screwed directly into the brick so they're more stable/strong. (https://advice.thisoldhouse.com/showthread.php?126044-Drill-into-brick-or-mortar)
A few questions, with probably more to come:
1) Any comments on my material list? Suggestions?
2) Sometimes the design falls in a good place (i.e., on a brick and not too close to a brick's edges). Other times, it is on the edge of a brick or in the mortar. What do I do in this case? Ideally, I want each square to be equal, the overall design to look even, etc. I don't want to damage the brick.
3) Should I hire someone to help me drill the holes or is this pretty easy to do for a newbie?
4) For the eye bolts -- I want these to "stick out" from the brick 2-3". And want to use a size that will be appropriate -- hopefully, not too big, but strong enough. Would you please guide me about brands/sizes/types that would be appropriate?
Thanks for sharing your advice,