Building a Raspberry Trellis

Building a Raspberry Trellis

IMG_9507Raspberries are such a great addition to your garden.  They are easy to grow and are great producers of amazing tasting fruit.

However, they do need a trellis to keep their canes upright.  The trellis’ are fairly easy to build.  Here’s how I did it.

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If you are building a pair of trellis’, you will need:

  • A bag of concrete
  • a post hole digger
  • 2 4×4 pressure treated posts
  • pressure treated 2×4’s, 2 pieces cut at 24″ and 2 pieces cut at 36″
  • 8 eye hooks
  • 4 turnbuckles
  • 8 lag screws
  • Cable
  • 8 clamp sets
  • 4 Post caps
  • Adhesive, ie. Liquid Nails
  • Wood preserver spray

First, you will need to dig your hole using a post hole digger.  Then, set your post in concrete. Cut your post to your desired height. Using an adhesive, such as Liquid Nails, attach your post cap. Pre-drill holes in you 2×4 pieces where you want your eye hooks, then screw in your eye hooks. Using lag screws, attach your 2×4 cross arms.  I attached mine at 48 inches and 60 inches. At one end of the trellis, you will need a turnbuckle for each eye hook.

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You will need to attach the cable to the turnbuckle using a clamp set. This is the clamp set that I used.  I found that the easiest way to tighten the small screws was to use an extra long socket. At the other end of the trellis, you can attach the cable using another clamp set.  Once you have both ends of the cable attached, tighten it by turning the turnbuckle.

I sprayed any cut ends and the post caps with this wood preserver.

That’s it!  Now, go grow some raspberries!

Blessings to you,

Renae

 

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