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How to Build a PVC Trellis

By Tammy Curry ; Updated September 21, 2017

A versatile tool for gardening, PVC pipe can be make a number of simple and complex structures. A PVC trellis is one of the simplest to build. A trellis is useful in vegetable gardens, flower garden and building arbor archways. It will hold up heavy melons and squash and withstand heavy wind and rain. A PVC trellis is sturdy and requires little maintenance.

Apply PVC glue to the ends of the 4-foot-long PVC pipe. Attach one PVC elbow to each end of the pipe.

Apply PVC glue to one end of each 10-foot-long PVC pipe. Insert the ends into the PVC elbows.

Lay the PVC pipe assembly flat on the ground.

Lay the vinyl lattice piece on top of the assembly, aligning the top of the lattice to the top of the PVC assembly.

Secure the lattice to the PVC with screws.

Dig two 24-inch-deep holes with the post-hole digger. The holes should be 4 feet apart.

Insert one piece of rebar in each hole. Pound each into the ground with a hammer.

Lift the PVC and lattice assembly up and slide the open ends over the rebar.

Fill the holes with soil, while holding the PVC assembly upright. Tamp the soil down.


Things You Will Need

  • 2 2-by-10 foot PVC pipe
  • 1 2-by-4 foot PVC pipe
  • 2 2-inch PVC elbows
  • Post-hole digger
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver drill bits
  • 1 4-by-8 foot vinyl lattice panel
  • 40 half-inch stainless steel screws
  • 2 5/8-inch-diameter, 4-foot long rebar
  • Hammer

About the Author


Currently residing in Myrtle Beach, SC, Tammy Curry began writing agricultural and frugal living articles in 2004. Her articles have appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Farm Chronicle and Country Family Magazine. Ms. Curry has also written SEO articles for textbroker.com. She holds an associate's degree in science from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.