Easy DIY: Turn a Fence Into a Trellis
Made of items from the hardware store, our version supports pole beans, morning glory, and vigorous hop vines that would otherwise ramble.
Looking for a way to maximize space in the Sunset Test Garden, we turned our fence into a hard-working trellis.
Made out of items from the hardware store—and sturdier than a stand-alone trellis—our version supports pole beans, morning glory, and vigorous hop vines that would otherwise ramble.
How to make it:
1. Mount four 5-in. square wood blocks, one for each corner, to a strong fence using wood screws.
2. Attach a loop hook to each wood block.
3. Hang each corner of a sheet of welded remesh (typically used for reinforcing concrete and sold in 3 1/2- by 7-ft. sheets) over a loop hook.