We just made this beautiful three-foot tall garden trellis on our new plasma machine. We have store-bought trellises, but they always seem to bend and bow, plus they are usually pretty bland.
With this one, it is pretty enough to hanging it on the wall (I am thinking of making one without the legs and doing just that!!) Although it looks more like it belongs in an art gallery, it is thick enough to withstand whatever your gardening throws/grows on it.
(Note: The last picture is just FYI and shows a large trellis we will be offering. We wanted to show that we can customize this listing for you by adding to it or making this listing in any size. Just let us know!)
Does Thickness Matter? YES! But it can be confusing because a lot of ads say “heavy duty,” “thick,” or “very durable,” but those are just words. Some ads will tell you it is a particular gauge, but if you are like us, these approaches make us feel like a goat looking at a watch – – pretty confused! So, in this listing we use 1/8″ thick metal. Let’s put that in a list of thicknesses using common coins:
1/8″ = .125″ = 11 Gauge = Thicker than a Quarter and a Dime Stacked on Top of Each Other (2.4% Thicker). It is 250% thicker than 18 Gauge and 60% thicker than 14 Gauge.
5/64″ = .078″ = 14 Gauge = Barely Thicker than a Nickel (1.6% thicker).
1/20″ = .05″ = 18 Gauge = Almost as Thick as a Dime (it is 6% short)
If you have a really heavy plant that you are concerned about, or you want really durable, we make this out of 1/4″ steel, which is twice as thick as our 1/8″ (five times thicker than 18 gauge). It would be thicker than two quarters and two dimes, all four stacked on top of each other, and is called 3 gauge!!!
If you are in Hawaii or Alaska, please send us a message. We are subsidizing the shipping cost already and we are not sure if we have to charge extra to serve our far-away States. If you are interested, however, strike up a conversation with us and we will see what we can figure out for you.