How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Circular saw
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Soldering torch
  • Tube cutter
  • Tin snips

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Two 10' lengths of 3/4” copper tubing
  • Five 10' lengths of 1/2” copper tubing
  • 1/2-lb. roll of solder
  • Flux paste
  • One roll of emery cloth
  • Two 8' 2x4s
  • One 6” length of 3/8” steel pipe
  • One 6” length of 1/2” steel pipe
  • Small box of 6d finish nails
  • Eight 3” decking screws
  • One 10' length of 1/2” electrical conduit (EMT)
  • Two 2 x 4 x 8'