Arbor ideas....pvc pipe and wood lattice
Has anyone made trellises or arbors from pvc pipe with plastic or wood lattice? I saw an article on the internet, using pvc pipe for the frame and then screwing lattice to the sides and top to make an arbor. It's also supposed to work well as a trellis, with just two pvc pipes and the lattice across the front. The big advantages are it's inexpensive and I can slip the pipe over rebar or (even better) metal fence posts to keep them from blowing over. We did this with mom's big entry arbor and it's worked out very well.
I'd like to do this for a few arbors to support climbing vegetables. One would be over the mushroom table and stump stools on another thread. I also want to build two trellises for some Zephirine Drouhin roses. Another forum suggested rope or chain between the two trellis pieces, so the roses could swag across. This would be up against the house, behind a small tea table and two chairs in the fairy garden. That way the rose wouldn't get in the way of extra chairs being pulled up to the table, when necessary.
Has anyone built trellises or arbors with pvc pipe? Do they hold up well? I could use the plastic lattice for the roses, but would prefer wood in the veggie garden, as it is more rustic. Maybe I could paint the pvc pipe, if necessary.
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions :)