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Hop Trellis Drawings by Jeremy
May 3, 2008, 12:00 am
Filed under: equipment, hops

These are very basic drawings of the hop trellis I built a few weekends ago. It’s designed to support two hop plants, one on either side. They will grow directly up twine supports, which aren’t pictured, looped over the wrought iron plant hangers I bought at Lowes at the top. The twine will run down to a small roped cleat, also not pictured, attached to the post so I can let down the bines at the end of the summer easily.

These were drawn using Google SketchUp.

There are a few aspects of construction that are not obvious from the drawings. First, the plant hangers sit on the surface of the pole and are secured with two screws, despite appearing to sit in slots in the drawing. Second, I drilled a pocket into the post 1 1/4 inch in diameter (the figure in the drawing is not correct) in such a way that the pole fits snuggly inside it. By the way, the opening in a 2 inch flange is just less than 1 1/4″, so I cut the pole lengthwise like an old-fashioned clothespin to make up the difference. And the whole thing was cemented in place in a hole about 18 to 24 inches deep.


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[…] my hop trellis design: Your first-year hops will not bush-out much at the top, so being 14″ apart at the top is not […]

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[…] the Grow Hops group cutting arrives, I’m going to plant it on one side of the hop trellis. As the first bines appear, I’ll try to train them up both sides of the trellis, at least for […]

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I really like the idea of using Google Sketchup to draft some hop trellis design plans. http://sketchup.google.com/product/gsu.html

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