Ken takes our dinner table décor to the next level, literally with a DIY Table Trellis.
- 2” wooden dowel cut to:
- 36” - x2
- ½” wooden dowel cut to:
- 6’ or appropriate width for your table - x1
- 1” x 8” wood cut to:
- 8” - x2
- 12” wood non-marring handscrew clamps - x2
- 5/8” forstner bit
- 2” forstner bit
- Measuring tape
- Vines, lanterns and any other decorative materials to hang
- Drill press
- Cut the wood to size or have it done for you at your local hardware store.
- Mark 3” down from the top edge of each 2” dowel in the center.
- Drill through each dowel near the top with the ⅝” bit.
- On each 1” x 8” x 8” base piece, find the center then find the center of the one side, mark.
- Drill an inset hole into the base, but don’t drill all the way through. PRO TIP: Using a drill press will give you very
- Secure each 2” dowel into a base hole. Make sure the holes are facing the correct direction then screw through the bottom of the base into the bottom of the dowel.
- Sand any rough edges on the dowel ends or base pieces.
- Place the vertical dowels with base onto either end of the table then tighten each clamp onto the base and table.
- Place the ½” horizontal dowel through the two holes in the top of each of the vertical dowels.
- Dress as desired with lanterns, vines and any other desired decor then enjoy!