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Building a Patio Planter With a Twist!

By: Phil Huber
How do you turn an ordinary planter into a project that’s sure to attract attention? Simple. Build it out of cedar and attach a trellis with curved copper climbing supports.

Cedar and copper are excellent choices for outdoor projects—they're attractive, inexpensive and weather-resistant... not to mention easy to work with. If you want a different look for this project, there’s also a copper lattice version. Notice how the diamond-shaped grid fits into the trellis like a picture in a frame.


Our Trellis with a Twist project plan makes the best of the materials in this combination planter box and attached trellis.

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Plus, we'll show you how to make a simple bending jig for the copper runners, and share some of our shop tips for assembly and finishing.

You can find the complete step-by-step plans to build this Cedar Planter and Trellis at!

Published: Aug. 11, 2022
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