Cutting and Fitting Trellis to a Courtyard Garden

How to cut and fit trellis to a courtyard garden
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Why not make something beautiful out of a small bare paved courtyard. Add some tiling, a raised flowerbed, some pots and some painted trellis – plus some gorgeous scented plants – and sit back with a glass of wine and a book. It’s worth the effort and doesn't take long using your clever Dremel® 8200. Simply follow our step-by-step guide and use our images to inspire you!

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Step By Step Instructions


Using Dremel Multi-Tool and SC544 to cut through wood to desired length

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Measure your courtyard walls for the trellis and buy it in standard lengths from your nearest DIY superstore. For our courtyard garden, we chose pre-stained wood in green with an arched end. If the standard length doesn’t fit your wall, lay it on your trestle table and taking your Dremel® 8200, SpeedClic Mandrel and SpeedClic Wood Cutting Wheel SC544 cut through the wood to the desired length. (Similarly, if you can’t find arched trellis, then mark up your arch onto the trellis and cut through each section in the same way.)


Sand the cut ends with Dremel Multi-Tool and SC407 sanding band

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Sand the cut ends to ensure a smooth finish using your Dremel® 8200, Sanding Mandrel and Sanding Band 1/2" grit 60 (SC407).


Using Dremel Multi-Tool and drill bit 628, drill through trellis and into the baton

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Mount batons on wall, then using your Dremel® 8200 and Dremel® drill bit 150 3.2 mm from the Precision Drill Bit set 628, drill through trellis and into the baton onto your courtyard wall. This way your plants will have space to climb behind and around your trellis. We have inverted our trellis to put the straight side at the top and the arched at the bottom as a design feature. If you do this you will need to stain the top edge of your trellis to match the rest of it.


Without plants, this is what your trellis should look like

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This is what your trellis should look like on your wall without plants. If you had to cut an arch for your trellis because you couldn’t find any arched trellis locally, you will have needed to create a curved piece of wood to finish off the arch, as shown.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.