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
  • Drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Vines, lanterns and any other decorative materials to hang
  • Sandpaper


  • Drill press


  1. Cut the wood to size or have it done for you at your local hardware store.
  2. Mark 3” down from the top edge of each 2” dowel in the center.
  3. Drill through each dowel near the top with the ⅝” bit.
  4. On each 1” x 8” x 8” base piece, find the center then find the center of the one side, mark.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Sand any rough edges on the dowel ends or base pieces.
  8. Place the vertical dowels with base onto either end of the table then tighten each clamp onto the base and table.
  9. Place the ½” horizontal dowel through the two holes in the top of each of the vertical dowels.
  10. Dress as desired with lanterns, vines and any other desired decor then enjoy!
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