Cheaper option for conduit trellis elbows
I was working on building my trellises this week. I initially planned on using 2x2 frames bolted to cleats I screwed into the boxes when I built them. But when I got the first one up, I wasn't really impressed with the sturdiness or appearance. So I went back to Lowes and remembered something I read on someone's blog a while back (I forgot where and couldn't find it again in a Google search). They suggested using 50 cent PVC elbows, threaded on both sides, on the ends of the conduit.
So I got some 1/2" conduit, a couple elbows and some rebar and tried it out. Works pretty well. Once hammered on, I guess the threads compress and locks it on. I couldn't pull it off no matter what. Time will tell if it will hold all season, but for the price I'm willing to give it a shot.
Just a thought for everyone else with sticker shock looking at the prices of conduit elbows. :^)
Here is a link that might be useful: Luke's SF Victory Garden