Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences

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Nothing combines natural beauty and functionality more gracefully than a rustic bentwood trellis, arbor, gate, or fence for your garden. With the simple step-by-step instructions in Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences, you'll learn how to collect limbs from a wide variety of native trees as a part of routine pruning and then use those limbs to make beautiful, sturdy bentwood projects.

Featured are dozens of charming design ideas to suit any landscape, plus ...

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Overview

Nothing combines natural beauty and functionality more gracefully than a rustic bentwood trellis, arbor, gate, or fence for your garden. With the simple step-by-step instructions in Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences, you'll learn how to collect limbs from a wide variety of native trees as a part of routine pruning and then use those limbs to make beautiful, sturdy bentwood projects.

Featured are dozens of charming design ideas to suit any landscape, plus simple installation techniques. There are even designs that don't require bentwood, including a Craftsman-style arbor made of driftwood. A list of vining plants to grow on your trellis or arbor is also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170512
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/5/1998
  • Series: Rustic Home Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 543,904
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Co-owner of Long Creek Herb Farm in Oak Grove, Arkansas, Jim Long is also an herbalist, author, landscape designer, and syndicated gardening columnist. His business and gardens have been featured in Gourmet, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens' Deck & Landscape Planner, Country Garden and many other magazines, and he has written articles for Organic Gardening, Garden Design, and The Business of Herbs, among others. His "Ozarks Gardening" syndicated column appears in newspapers in Missouri and Arkansas. Additionally, Jim has been a regular contributor for the popular "Down to Earth" column for The Herb Companion, and has taught adult education classes on herbs and writing for Southwest Missouri State University and Drury Community College. He is a member of the Herb Growers and Marketers Network, the Herb Society of America, the Garden Writers Association of America and The Author's League. Jim lives on the Missouri-Arkansas border in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Jim has written the books Bodycare Just for Men, Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates and Fences and Making Herbal Dream Pillows, which features the work of award-winning illustrator Dagmar Fehlau.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Selecting Wood

Determining What Type of Wood You Need

Finding a Source for Wood

Working with Green Wood

Common Types of Wood

Common Vines

CHAPTER 2 Making the Basic Trellis

The Tools You Need

The Materials You Need

Making a Work Space

The Basic Trellis

Securing Your Trellis in the Ground

Installing Your Trellis

CHAPTER 3 Decorative Trellis Designs

CHAPTER 4 Bentwood Gates

Design a Gate to Fit the Purpose and Place

The Basic Gate

Installing Your Gate

CHAPTER 5 Bentwood Fences

Variation on a Trellis

Installing Your Panel Fence

CHAPTER 6 Arbors

Arbor Designs

Suggested Trees and Plants

CHAPTER 7 Trellises Without Bentwood

Using Available Materials

CHAPTER 8 Selecting Plants for Your Bentwood Structure

Suggested Vining Plants

Annuals

Perennials

CHAPTER 9 Enjoying Your Bentwood Structures

A Meditative Retreat

A Creative Retreat

A Backyard Garden Party

A Place to Celebrate the Fruits of the Earth

Observing the Seasons

RESOURCES

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