measuring area for a trellis
Robbie Caponetto

Step 1: Take Measure

Select a flat, level location in full sun (if growing tomatoes); clear out any debris. Measure the length and width to suit your particular space (ours is 8 feet by 3 feet) then mark the four corners with gypsum or other powder.

Our trellis required a third vertical post, so we marked the midpoint on each long side with more dots of powder. You will now have the outline of your trellis and the points where posts will go.

Note: You can change the size of the trellis to suit your needs, but be sure to have your lumber cut accordingly.

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