Make a Trellis Out of an Old Box Spring

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There are so many reusable and repurposable items that can be incorporated into your garden as decorations or as functional items such as a trellis. This page contains some ideas about how to make a trellis out of an old box spring.


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Gardening is a hobby with my wife and me. As we have a number of Clematis vines the trellises deteriorate. In my recycling travels I came upon a great way to make a trellis. I came by a motel and noticed a discarded box spring by the dumpster. I took it home and took it apart, finding some nice 1x4's and then took a bolt cutter and cut the spring in half and wala. We have 2 great trellises that are now in use. I might add that the clematis and the box springs make great bed fellows.

By Patrick from Mcminnville, TN

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March 16, 20091 found this helpful
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I made a trellis for a climbing jasmine out of a dog crate that I no longer used.

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December 20, 20080 found this helpful

If it's made of steal, I bet it will look even better when it rusts! ... Plus it'll add iron to your soil!

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By Elaine (Guest Post)
December 21, 20080 found this helpful

Do you have pictures? Would be helpful to see them.

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By Andrea (Guest Post)
December 21, 20080 found this helpful

would you have a photo of it?
I am trying to picture it and I can't get a good image.


Thanks a lot and have a great holiday season,

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