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Trellis Privacy Screen

Trellis Privacy ScreenYou 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.



  1. TrellisStart with (8) 6-foot 2 x 2's and (4) 4-foot 2 x 2's.
  2. 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.
  3. For the second row fasten them 1' apart to the bottom row with wood screws.
  4. Treat this trellis with a wood stain.
  5. 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.
  6. Place the PVC ends of the trellis into terra cotta pots.
  7. Use an 8 inch piece of PVC pipe to extend the drain hole.
  8. Interior of PotMix 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.
  9. After the concrete dries fill the rest of the container with soil and plant a fast growing vine like Sweet Autumn clematis.