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How to Make a Fan Trellis for Your Yard

By: Danny Lipford

A wood trellis makes a great addition to a wall or fence. Here’s how to go about making a wood fan trellis for your yard:

  1. Stack five 8′ long pressure treated 1×2’s and secure one end together with screws or bolts.
  2. Lay the stack on a hard flat surface, and nail or screw another 1×2 to the center board in the stack a foot or so from the top of the trellis.
  3. Fan out each of the two outer trellis pieces to the distance desired and nail or screw them to the cross member.
  4. Attach additional cross members at the desired height, alternating the sides of the trellis.
  5. Position the base of the structure in the ground.
  6. Plant lightweight vines, such as jasmine or honeysuckle, at the base of the trellis.

Watch this video to find out more.


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  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Hi Shelia,
    You can find more detailed information on how to build a fan trellis in our article on Inexpensive Backyard Enhancements for Your Home. You can either copy and print the section on the trellis, or click on the “Print” icon at the bottom of the article for an easy to print text version.

  • Shelia Hawthorne Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    My Brother caught part of the TV show about builing the fan shaped trellis and wanted the plans for it. He does not have a computer. Please email them to me and I will print and send to him. I truly appreciate your help with this request. Thanks, shelia hawthorne

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How to Make a Fan Trellis for Your Yard