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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Something to Climb On

Two days ago I posted a piece about climbing clematis.

Today I figured I would provide you with some options for crafting something for the flowering beauties to climb on. This is a good time of year for working on outdoor projects--you can do your sawing and hammering (and swearing) outside where you won't bother the family! Here are a few books to look for:

Long, Jim. Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates and Fences. [684.1 LON]

Mailboxes: 20 Unique Step-by-Step Projects. [684.1 MAI]

Miller, Marcianne. Making Arbors and Trellises: 25 Practical and Decorative Projects for Your Garden. [684.1 MIL]

Sheldon, Kathy. Garden Walls, Fences, and Hedges. [717 SHE]

Stiles, David. Garden Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide. [681.1 STI]

Once you've managed the skills used in some of the smaller projects, you may wish to tackle outdoor furniture!

Cameron, Brenda. Making Bent Willow Furniture. [684.1 CAM]

After that you can sit down, relax, and watch your clematis grow!

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