Copper Garden Trellis Assembly Instructions
If you're interested in an easy-to-construct, inexpensive trellis, look no further...
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
NOTE: It may be helpful to make a full size chalk drawing on your garage floor to facilitate parts layout prior to assembly. Otherwise, you can dry-assemble the pieces as you cut them.
1. The first thing you need to do is take a look at the parts list and make sure you have everything you need.
2. Start at the top of the trellis. Referring to the diagram, measure and cut the 1/2" diameter copper tubing and dry-fit with the appropriate 90°, 45°, or "T" fitting. Continue cutting and assembling from the top down, and from side to side until all pieces are cut and dry fitted.
NOTE: Tubing lengths should be cut exactly to the lengths shown and inserted into couplings to the stop. If tubing is cut slightly long or short, other dimensions will be affected, which will require you to measure and cut to fit as you proceed. It is recommended that you not cut all tubing pieces prior to assembly. Work your way from top to bottom, cutting and fitting symmetrical pieces prior to moving to the next step.
3. After all pieces are dry-assembled, you're ready to glue the pieces. Coat the end of the tubing with the adhesive, and with a twisting motion insert completely into the coupling. Remove excess adhesive with a rag soaked in mineral spirits. Continue until all parts are glued.
4. Allow trellis to lay flat overnight for adhesive to harden.
5. Lightly sand or steel wool to brighten the copper prior to applying the patina. Using latex gloves, apply patina with paintbrush per manufacturers instructions. Repeat coats may be required to get depth of color desired.
That's it! Not too tough, huh?
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