We just made this full-sized Tree of Life garden trellis! Store-bought trellises always seem to bend and bow, plus they are usually pretty bland. With this one, we start with 1/8″ thick steel and then cut and weld in square tubing to add even more strength and reinforcement on the outer legs. Then we finish it with a flat black (or can pre-rust it if you want a rustic look). Also, if you want different art, or a customization, just let us know and we can get you a quote! Just to give you an idea, we included pictures of one customized Tree of Life we made. 🙂
We also have medium sized trellis for large pots and small trellises for small pots – – just let us know what you would like!
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 can 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.