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Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

Posted by krystine 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 19, 05 at 8:25

Hi,

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this or not...
I'm wondering if anyone's created their own wall trellis like the one sold here: (see link at bottom) using GE Silicone II Caulk, plastic suction hooks from the dollar store and fishing line?

I have a clematis I'd like to trellis on a brick wall and wondered if it was feasible/if anyone had tried it before...

thanks :)

Kristine

Here is a link that might be useful: Wall trellis kit


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RE: Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

Notice that the Lee Valley kit uses metal pads and wire, not plastic suction cups and fishing line. Most plastics deteriorate in sunlight because of the UV rays. Fishing line, for sure, loses it's strength. Probably the suction cups will too. I would use rustproof metal parts.

Jim


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RE: Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

Notice that the Lee Valley kit uses metal pads and wire, not plastic suction cups and fishing line. Most plastics deteriorate in sunlight because of the UV rays. Fishing line, for sure, loses it's strength. Probably the suction cups will too. I would use rustproof metal parts.

Jim


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RE: Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

Thanks, I'll see what I can find for metal pads and wire...


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RE: Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

I just wanted to report back... I created the fishing line trellis last summer out of the dollar store suction cups, GE silicone and fishing line, and it's withstood Ontario's winter and sun's rays so far... here's a pic.


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RE: Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

Your trellis looks great--I'm inspired to try my own this weekend!

Great job!
Denise


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RE: Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

I love it when people use ideas as a catalyst to create their own stuff. I do a lot of this and it gives me such a "charge". Your trellis is great! I may have to try it myself. Thanks for sharing.
trowelgal


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