- OVERALL DIFFICULTY INDEX: 3/10
- IF YOU HAVE NO TOOLS, YOU PAY $75-130 TO GET THEM FOR THIS JOB
- IF YOU HAVE NO EXPERIENCE YOU SPEND 2 HOURS TO CARRY OUT THIS JOB
- YOU SHOULD OBSERVE SAFETY RULES FOR DRILLING
BEFORE YOU START
Our pictorials are of informative nature and do illustrate works carried by ourselves at our own premises for our own use and satisfaction.
Readers who envisage to carry similar works inspired by the below method shall do this at their own risks and liability.
step by step pictorial
1- A trellis will be added to this wall for increasing the terrace privacy.
4- Temporarily fix with tape one of the side poles and make sure it is vertical.
7- Drill the holes. See our DIY basics tips for drilling speeds when using large drill bits.
10- Hammer down the poles inside the holes.
13- Cut the excess length of the cable tie.
16- Add the next one by overlapping 1/2 row of diamonds and attach with ties.
2- Plastic trellis are available at many shops, require no maintenance and are cheap to buy (<10$).
5- Measure and mark the holes to be drilled every meter (max) or after dividing the total length by the [number of poles—1]
8- Run a wire from end to end and make it level. Measure the height at each drilled hole.
11- Now one pole is erected every meter or less depending on your measurement.
14- Attach the first trellis to the posts using ties again.
17- When needed cut the trellis with a steel cutter or strong scissors or cutting pliers to match them with the surroundings.
3- Plastic coated steel tubes normally intended as support poles for young trees will be used for holding the trellis.
6- Have your drill fitted with a concrete bit of same diameter than the rod minus 1 mm e.g. 16 mm if the pole is 17 mm, etc.
9- Cut the tubes to the measured height plus 5 cm.
12- Attach the poles when you can to whatever nearby available using 7.8 mm wide cable ties widely sold in bags.
15- The first trellis is now ready.
18- The separation is now complete and awaits your climbing plants.