Woodworking Awards - Winter 2022 - are open for votes

Trellissss, or trelli

Trellissss, or trelli

My better other bought some vines for the driveway. Therefore I had to get into gear. This is what we came with.

I used treated 2×4 pine lumber and cut a notch in it. save the cut off piece. I then cut dados in the cut off piece to match the grid.

After that it was easy peasy to install with Blue Screws into the Brick.

I have never had luck with blue screws before in concrete, but in brick they work like a champ.

Now the plants just have to figure it out.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Great idea,good design and build.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

It’s that time of year. They look great. You should follow up in a few months after they fill up with vines.

Losing fingers since 1969

That’s a cool solution.

Will the blue screws work on stucco?

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

That depends in the substrate. Stucco is just a “veneer” of cement. The substrate is usually plywood or CMU. Sometimes it’s rigid foam insulation panels. I never had any luck with those blue screws – partially because I don’t have a decent hammer drill, but also they tend to break in concrete like Madts said. I always use lead anchors or hilti steel anchors. The lead ones are becoming more expensive now. Recently I spent over $100 on fasteners (lead anchors and screws only) to install a wall mounted handrail. I only bought 20 screws and anchors. Fortunately I was reimbursed because I had no idea it would be so expensive. But they work like a charm.

Losing fingers since 1969

Very nice looking Madts. Nice to see the gardens growing again after winter.

Mike, an American living in Norway