DIY 20 minutes trellis
I did this myself in 20 minutes. Wish I had taken photos of all materials before installation but it was an impulse creation.
(2) 10' rebar of medium diameter (bendable)
(1) 8' conduit cut into (4) 2' sections (diameter to fit rebar)
bamboo X in the width of trellis
rubber mallet to pound conduit into ground
finished rebar frame 4' tall
before tying the passionflower to the rebar
close-up of the rebar fitting into the conduit
pounded the conduit about 12"+ into the ground
I made this bamboo X in the width of the trellis to keep me on square. Pounded the conduit at each corner.
What I didnt photograph was how I bent the rebar. Put a block of wood, scrap 2x4 in the dead center of the piece of rebar (I spray painted the center after measuring). Stand on wood and bend one side up, then the other.
Use gloves when handling rebar. I got an infected finger from this project and learned my lesson.
Next project:taller trellis-8' tall. Will need to bend rebar at top only and fit the ends into a conduit sleeve at top to make an arch. If anyone has done this please post photos. Would appreciate tips.