Trellis Privacy Screen
You can divide areas and create a sense of enclosure even in the smallest of spaces. A simple grid trellis anchored in a pair of containers and planted with a quick-growing vine offers an easy solution with beautiful results. This idea is well suited for creating privacy and interest on a patio or roof garden.
- (2) 24" terra cotta containers
- (8) 6-foot 2 x 2's
- (4) 4-foot 2 x 2's
- Wood screws
- Power screw driver
- Wood stain (I used a dark stain that would blend in with the natural surroundings)
- (4) PVC pieces of pipe (a 2 to 2 ½ inch pipe cut to about 8" long should work)
- (2) 8-inch PVC pipe pieces to extend each terra cotta pot's drain hole
- (2) bags quick drying concrete
- Start with (8) 6-foot 2 x 2's and (4) 4-foot 2 x 2's.
- Lay down the first row spacing each board a 1' apart. A pair of 6-foot 2 x 2's need to go on each end of the 4-foot 2 x 2's.
- For the second row fasten them 1' apart to the bottom row with wood screws.
- Treat this trellis with a wood stain.
- Slip 4 PVC pieces of pipe over each leg of the trellis - these will serve as sleeves. A 2 or 2 1/2 inch PVC pipe cut at about 8 inches should do the trick.
- Place the PVC ends of the trellis into terra cotta pots.
- Use an 8 inch piece of PVC pipe to extend the drain hole.
- Mix up about 2 bags of concrete and shovel the concrete into the terra cotta containers just to the top of the PVC pipe extended drain hole.
- After the concrete dries fill the rest of the container with soil and plant a fast growing vine like Sweet Autumn clematis.