Build your own Raspberry Trellis from red cedar posts and 2×4’s. Complete animated build video that shows step-by-step how to make a support for your berry bushes. Grow berries on wood and galvanized wire supports.
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It’s an easy trellis design based on the popular raspberry trellis T post system.
Build the Raspberry Trellis
The Sketchup Model
The cedar fenceposts I had were 8 footers and I cut slots in them for the cross members.
The slots are 12 and 36 inches from the top.
The cross members that support the wires are made from cedar 2×4’s. And are 36 and 24 inches long.
The post is buried 2 feet in the ground.
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On the back, I cut a groove 5 feet from the top for a brace.
It’s also made from a cedar 2×4 and will be buried.
Construction of the Raspberry Trellis
On some sawhorses in the garden, I layout the cuts for the cross members.
And cut those to length.
I mark the center of each and drill a hole for the carriage bolt that will secure it to the post.
I mark the two slot locations for the cross members.
A square 4×4 or a 6×6 would work for a post as well. I roughly square the upper cross member and mark lines for my saw cuts. I make the first two cuts into the post.
As the posts are round and irregular, I use a level to help guide the cuts so they are somewhat parallel. I have some wedges under the post to keep it from rolling around.
I used a pencil line marked on my saw as a depth gauge so my cuts were somewhat consistent.
I knock out the wood with mallet and chisel. I only made two saw cuts as this wood is soft and easy to remove.
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