Monday, January 31, 2011
Introducing my latest twig trellis! I love this design because it allows me to practice my joinery, but since there are only four joints I can accomplish this much faster than a more complicated pattern. It also allows me to recycle long plum branches from my neighbor's tree, pruned last Summer (thanks, Janet!)
I picture this being more of a room divider than a privacy screen trellis, with the option of leaving it as is or allowing a vine to traipse across its branches. Perhaps since they're blooming now, I think a Dutchman's Pipevine (Aristolochia californica) would be pretty cool!
Obviously, the twine and sticks will deteriorate before the redwood does. However impractical that might be, I like the idea of being able to make a canvas which can hold a number of different looks over time. Many products are built for life in the name of sustainability- which is always good practice, but it's also important to remember the fickle tastes of the consumer! I for one enjoy a change of scenery and am excited to create something that supports it without adding to the waste stream.